Abominant are a band from Kentucky that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Onward To Annihilation" which was released by Deathgasm Records.
"We Are Coming" starts off with deep demonic growls and screams which leads to the heavy death metal guitar riffs and drums which get faster and utilizing blast beats as well as returning the growls and going into a mid paced section while still reverting to fast at times as well as mixing in technical elements and black metal screams and after awhile guitar solos make their presence known and mixes in with the riffing.
"Conquerors Of Dust" starts off with a melodic riff before going into drums and the riffing takes a more brutal direction which leads to the growls and screams as well as getting faster in some parts and adding blast beats while retaining the melody and you can hear the bass playing in some parts and the music switches back and forth being mid paced and fast and after awhile a melodic death metal guitar makes its way in the song while being backed up by the guitars and rhythm sections for a minute before returning back to normal,
"Left To Rot" starts off with brutal death metal riffing and drums before speeding up a bit and adding in growls and taking the song into a mid paced direction and after awhile the music gets faster with blast beats before slowing down and adding melody in the riffing and the bass playing gets alot stronger before getting heavy again and adding in guitar solos .
"Battlescarred" starts off with distorted guitar sounds before the drums, power chords and growls kick in and after awhile blast beats come in and take the song into a more fast and brutal direction and making switches back and forth to slow and fast parts as w ell as mixing in a small amount of guitar solos.
"Onward To Annihilation" starts off with mid paced guitar riffs, drums, and powerful bass playing which leads to the growls and music going into a heavy mid paced direction along with a small amount of screams and after awhile the music starts adding in some fast parts while focusing more on being mid paced as well as returning back and forth between fast and mid paced which leads to a brief guitar solo.
"Hold Your Ground" starts off with some traditional style metal riffs which leads to some drums and thrash style screams as well as mixing in power metal and going into a faster direction and after awhile a brief guitar solos makes its presence known which leads to the riffing getting more melodic while remaining heavy.
"Beside The Dying Flame" s tarts off with heavy guitar riffs, powerful bass playing and drums which leads to some growls kicking in as well as some dark sounding melodies creeping into the riffing, after awhile the music goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats and after a couple of minutes it goes back to its slower beginnings which leads to some brief guitar leads before returning to a faster direction and switching back.
"Legions Of Hell" starts off with fast drums and brutal guitar riffs which leads to some growls ans as the song moves on your can hear some melody in certain sections and as a couple of minutes go by the music goes into a slower direction which leads to the song switching back and forth between slow and fast and bringing in guitar solos.
Song lyrics cover anti religion, war, gore and death, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abominant and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "We Are Coming" "Onward To Annihilation" and "Legions Of Hell". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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