ABOMINANT

"Triumph of the Kill" (Deathgasm; 2006)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Abominant hail from Kentucky and should not be confused with any number of other bands with the Abominant moniker. It should be noted that Abominant has at least five full-length CDs preceding “Triumph of the Kill.”

Combining old school death metal and thrash, Abominant have created something with tons of energy. Aboninant even throw in a touch of raw black metal stylistic influences which adds to the relentless, even oppressive, nature of the band’s tunes.

As Abominant’s persistency shows, the band competently write and perform their brand of aggressive metal with aplomb. A band can’t play this fast, this hard, and this tight without having earned their battle scars either through copious rehearsals, constant live performances, or both. In any case, Abominant have a narrow, almost single-minded approach and dedication to their style and it shows with every riff, every scream, and every head-snapping drumbeat.

“Triumph of the Kill” is one of the more satisfying releases from the Deathgasm label. This disc should have the broadest appeal of any Deathgasm release I’ve heard so far; I’d go so far as to say that Aboninant is Deathgasm’s most likely band that can extend their label’s brand out of the pure underground into something with a little more recognition in the wider metal fanbase.

In the band’s own words: “Triumph of the Kill” is for fans of God Dethroned, Amon Amarth, Zyklon, Behemoth, Belphegor, Impiety, Merciless, Desaster, The Chasm, Absu, and Vital Remains.

“Triumph of the Kill” was produced by Abominant.

Abominant: Mike Barnes on vocals, Buck Wiedeman and Tim Ball on guitars, Mike May on bass, and Jim Higgins on drums.

For more information check out http://www.abominant.da.ru. or http://www..myspace.com/abominant

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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