Atrocious Abnormality - Formed In Disgust

Hailing from North Carolina is Atrocious Abnormality, and they have returned with their sophomore effort entitled "Formed In Disgust", which I must say is disgustingly awesome! There is no doubt that this is going to be one of the best brutal death metal albums of 2016. Having only been around since 2006 and having only a demo and 1 other album to their credit, these guys have crafted and mastered their art early on. Each one of these 9 tunes is so oozingly infectious, all you can do is just sit back and attempt to take in all of its awesomeness.

I need to start this one out by talking about the drum work. This is just absolutely sick! Not sure if the drums are triggered or not but the double bass is just insane. Thick and bottom heavy, well mixed and produced, Brent Williams can definitely hold his own with any drummer playing the same type of metal. He sounds absolutely super human behind the kit. Like a mixture of newer Suffocation, and Infected Flesh with a little “Legion” era Deicide style thrown in for good measure. I really like his playing ability. This guy has a lot of skill and is not afraid to display it. James O’Neal plays bass and a few of the bass lines are brought to the forefront of the music to play alongside the riffs which seems to add a nice agony filled chaos to the music. Some bands to bring the bass to the forefront of the music, yes, but These guys have a unique approach in that it is of a higher chord where as other bands use a lower chord just to get the “fuzz” or the “rumble” effect of the instrument. The more I think about it and listen to it, the more it reminds me of the bass work on Cannibal Corpse’s “Butchered At Birth” and “Tomb Of The Mutilated” releases. Steve Green tackles both guitar and vocal duties and does a damn fine job of both. In many aspects of his playing it reminds me of mid to late 90’s traditional death metal style of riffage. Perhaps not in composition but more in style and delivery. There is also an unmistakable grindcore edge as well which only adds to the awesomeness and overall enjoyment of the album as a whole. Steve’s vocal patterns fit the material perfectly and aren’t all that hard to decipher when following along with the lyrics as compared to other bands playing the same type of brutal death metal. This is definitely a plus.

When you put all the aspects of this album together, you have something that is 100% true to form and unwavering in its intensity and brutality. There are absolutely no compromises. From beginning to end, this album does not let up and it keeps you right on the edge of your seat. So, if you like any of the above mentioned bands, then you are advised to get this and add it to your collection. This wonderful work or art is released by Comatose Records which just happens to be created and owned by Mr. Steve Green. Show the label some love and Atrocious Abnormality some love and get this cd, put it in your stereo and crank it up and let its awesomeness consume you whole!

  1. Failed Apocalypse
  2. Exterminate The Apostles
  3. Storm Of Ash
  4. Erotic Tales Of Disembowelment
  5. Formed In Disgust
  6. Bound For Damnation
  7. The Inevitable Undoing
  8. Echoes Of The Rotting
  9. Incestry