Abnormity
Irreversible Disintegration

Abnormity finally unleashes their first full length of modern, brutal, slammy death metal to the masses in the form of Irreversible Disintegration. Their must be something in their vodka because Russians have a knack for creating some truly nasty ultra brutal death metal (Cranial Osteotomy, Abominable Putridity, Aborted Fetus). For some the constant barrage of down-syndrome induced riff-age will be unbearable as slams are basically breakdowns, just twenty times heavier. .

Mongoloids rejoice as this is music for their kind (sure I’m being a prick but this stuff drops IQ) meaning this is akin to what it feels like when having a monstrous mentally challenged person constantly pummel one’s throat with their big neanderthal feet.

“Shattered to the Bone” starts off with some noise that creates a dense atmosphere as if one is hanging from a meat hook in a damp dark dungeon. From their, violence ensues and its thick meaty blasts of slam riff-age and pounding fake drums from here on out. Or at least I believe them to be fake; since a drummer isn’t listed anywhere on their sites or information. The drums here are well put together and in fact sound as if a human is drumming. They’re that believable.

Another turn off for some folks is the vocal territory. Low gurgles, deep growls and burping noises, their typical for slam and here it’s no different. The vocalist however accentuates the songs rather nicely and his vocal patterns seem fitting rather then one constant annoying effect.

One of the main reasons this album plays differently from much of their ilk, is that none of the songs are boring or just slam after slam of bullshit. Many bands in this genre are at fault here such as Carnal Disfigurement, Gorevent, and even Cerebral Effusion. These bands don’t differentiate and can be downright boring at times.

The album has many highlights since theirs really nothing at fault here. Now by highlights I mostly mean slams of course but there are a few textures and parts that are beyond anything seen in this genre. The doom and gloom of “Emenation Of Putrid Entrails” sets a tone that incorporates doom/death style riffs in between a lot of the slams. The solo in “Mechanical Maggots” although short is unimaginable in the slam realm. Hell, even the Vader-esque blackened thrashy death metal riffs that enter the fray after that solo are unseen in this territory. Its moments like these that define a genre, sure they aren’t huge but it’s the small nuances that shine and bring the album together.

The moment you have all been waiting for, the slams and believe me this album has some of the most ridiculous brain smashing, fat women belly flopping, IQ dropping slams one will ever encounter in their life. In the title track at 1:30, the end of “Disease of Humanity,” the constant head banging slams in “Guttural Bleeding,” and the whole 2:40 of “Vomit Carnage” that instantly recalls Devourment. It’s hard picking my favorite slams/breakdowns but to be honest one needs to check this out since all of the slams are heavy and beautiful.

So there you have it folks one of the top contenders for best slam death metal album of the year. Great production and everything fits perfectly, what more could you ask for? Nothing since this my friends is slam perfection.

 

 

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Written by Jesse Wolf
July 21st, 2011

Comments

  1. Commented by: Reignman35

    Good review brother… count me one of the mongoloids. I just really hope this isn’t a drum machine. As a drummer myself it just ruins it for me when I find a band uses one of those things. But if they are programmed I have to say it’s a phenomenal job.


  2. Commented by: Jesse Wolf

    Thx dude. Ya they don’t say. They probably do live though. The cymbals sound fake thats for sure but if they’re programmed then damn they sound fucking good lol. Could be triggered to. Like usually when one thinks programmed drum its gore or cyber grind and there drums usually sound like poop.


  3. Commented by: Gabaghoul

    lol you got off some funny lines in this. I will have to check this out, I continue to be fascinated and befuddled by this subgenre, but if it’s better than the average boring crap, maybe I’ll dig it!


  4. Commented by: Jesse Wolf

    Thx bro much appreesh. Definitely check it out bro.


  5. Commented by: Dimaension X

    Agorophobic Nosebleed’s last full-length, “Agorapocalypse” was done with programmed drums, and it sounded great – I’m willing to give these guys a chance. Sure a lot of guys who program drums suck at it, but when they’re well done, you can’t tell the difference. Besides, with all the triggering in death metal, it all sounds programmed anyway.

    Programmed or played doesn’t really matter. Good music is good music.


  6. Commented by: Reignman35

    See as a drummer it does to me. When I hear a sweet fill or some killer double bass I want to know it’s a human doing it. I know a lot of drum work is over-processed at times, but it’s just one of my things. It’s like lip-synching or whatever… Once I know it’s a drum machine it kills it for me. Would people be fine if everyone started programming guitar riffs? Very doubtful…


  7. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    hating drum machines is so 1994.


  8. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    I mean like, really. a lot of programmed drums for metal were deliberately created, hit by hit, to fit a song. it may not have been a single take, but it can be long and painstaking.


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