Abnormality Mechanisms Of Omniscience on 180g LP
Founded in December 2005, Massachusetts' Abnormality pays homage to the classic East Coast death metal style they were raised on. The band quickly gained worldwide attention after their 2007 demo track "Visions" appeared as a bonus song in the popular Rock Band 2 video game. With the 2010 EP, The Collective Calm in Mortal Oblivion and 2012's full length Contaminating the Hive Mind, the band's profile with the DIY crowd grew quickly.
2016 brings the much anticipated Mechanisms of Omniscience to the Metal Blade roster, a no bullshit death metal album that is guaranteed to give whiplash, bloody noses and blown MCLs to the death metal universe. After returning from their first successful European tour with Dehumanized, Malignancy and Beneath, their second full length was written at a furious pace. Recorded throughout the Autumn of 2015 with studio guru Pete Rutcho, Abnormality honed in their technical prowess to create a straight to the point death metal record that is sure to appease fans of both classic and modern styles of the genre.
Vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy comments, "We are extremely proud of the new album from start to finish. It's some of our strongest material to date. We have maintained our signature style which is a balance between groove and technicality, while putting songwriting first. Lyrically we delved into some new territory." Bassist Josh Staples adds, "The album is total Death Metal, no bullshit, no fancy shine. This is an album for the blue collar worker who's killing their-self to live and the kid stuck at home who's listening on headphones."
The album art was created by Sundaramurthy: "I went for an abstract approach with the artwork for the album cover. It is meant to represent the dark emotions and cover some different themes throughout the album songs. To summarize, it's about how through modern technologies we as a people are being manipulated and exploited, and as a result we are losing our sense of self and our very humanity."
Guitarist Jeremy Henry closes, "To be involved with a label like Metal Blade, that has had such a profound impact on the underground metal community for such a long period of time, it's a good feeling! The artists that they have gotten behind in the past and are currently rostering have had such a musical impact in my life. Its an honor to be associated with that type of a label."