"Obsolescence" (Relapse Records; 2014)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Abysmal Dawn are death metal. They are technically and incredibly fast. The guitar is on speed the whole time and the vocal vomit of Charles Elliott will dull your shiny little life into a rusty dust pile. This is their fourth demolition. They've been with Relapse Records since their second offering and, if you survive this disc, I recommend recouping before your dig your way into their back deathalogue.

Since I can't understand any of the lyrics I more or less had to feel them and I don't feel so good any more. The militant growls and devil speak will certainly cause an eye twitch or two. The guitar is down tuned; hell, I think the bass is down tuned, too and the drums beat my senses to a pulp. Their whole concept of life is about becoming obsolete in that, once you break down, you have to be replaced. It's dark, dirty and it's music that make you feel like you've been trampled under bloody boots.

The band: Charles Elliott - Vocals, Guitars; Eliseo Garcia - Bass; Andy Nelson - Guitars; Scott Fuller - Drums.

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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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