Friday, October 23, 2015

Abhorrent Decimation - 2015 - Miasmic Mutation

Abhorrent Decimation is a five piece death metal band from London, UK. Miasmic Mutation is their debut LP. Abhorrent Decimation play a groove laden, crushingly heavy and impressively technical brand of death metal. It is quite remarkable that this is their debut LP. The musicianship is top notch, the songs are surprisingly catchy and melodic and the production only serves to amplify the technical brutality. For a debut album there is remarkably little fat or anything that could be trimmed. Every song is filled with grooves, riffs and ugly vocals but every part is essential and every ounce of power is wrung out of those elements.

 I'm not that big a fan of death metal so an album has to be really good to grab my attention like this, I can't believe this is their first LP. With reviews & features in Metal Hammer (274), Terrorizer (264) and Zero Tolerance (69) as well as comparisons to Deicide and Cannibal Corpse they must be doing something if not everything right. Here's where I would normally list my favourite tracks but when every single track is damn near perfect there's no point. If you like death metal in any capacity Abhorrent Decimation's Miasmic Mutation is highly recommended. Thanks to Barren Praise for pointing this out.