Abnormal Exaggeration

Time to readdress the balance, it has been far too long since I did a death metal review and it was too tempting to simply let this one be untouched by my esteemed colleagues.

Gorevent rule. Simple fact and I know that I have stated this a million times but, for me, you cannot do death metal any better then the complete slamming, guttural putridity found on Abnormal Exaggeration’s, all too brief duration. Starting as you mean to go on, the record opens with the piercing punch to the mid section of ‘Extinction.’ The sticky, oozing sound slithers through the speakers before congealing into a molten crunch that just bulldozes.

‘Flesh of the dead,’ continues the carnage, peeling out those sumptuous smashing riffs that hark back to the gargantuan monoliths that stalked throughout Devourment’s Molesting the Decapitated. Backed by rattling and pounding double bass, the grove is constant but it never descends into monotony (as in the case of someone like say, Six Feet Under), rather it pulls and pulls you into the heaving avalanche of pummelling punishment.

The album’s longest cut, ‘Bleeding,’ continues the bludgeoning, upping the pace here and there with some blasting sections (but not as out of control as say Disgorge, Liturgy, Brodequin or even Devourment) which makes it less of an endurance taste and more of an enjoyment, and then, the slam hits again.

There’s little more to convey, if you love death metal that is consistently brutal, relentlessly unmerciful and just downright disgusting, then you cannot miss this gem.

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Written by Benjamin DeBlasi
October 20th, 2008


  1. Commented by: swampthang

    finally a good brutal death metal band and not one that sounds like suffocation (unique leader). this death metal dude at my school told me devourement is back in studio or back together or something like that is it true. if so that be sweet

  2. Commented by: xBenx

    Yeah man, they are working on their next record, should be out next year.

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