Exclusive Track Premiere: Abnormality, “Cymatic Hallucinations”


For the five Massachussetts death metal bludgeoners in Abnormality, 2016 brings a step up to the big leagues. Mechanisms of Omniscience will be their sophomore full-length (and third release overall), but their first with Metal Blade Records, whose press copy touts that they’ve “never been more serious about getting their message out there,” a solid decade after their formation.

That renewed focus is evident on “Cymatic Hallucinations,” which we’re premiering today. It’s as if Abnormality took all the best elements of modern tech-death, mashed it up with the old school variety, infused it with a sense of groove rarely felt in metal’s more technical corners and created one seething, roaring, fire-breathing death metal beast. If you ever found yourself wishing that Hate Eternal, Origin or something even more frenetic like Brain Drill just slowed their music the fuck down a little bit without sacrificing the brutality, Abnormality are the band for you. Peter Rutcho, who helmed the boards for Revocation’s early records, does so to great effect here; the mix is clear and punchy without feeling overly processed.

Mechanisms of Omniscience comes out on April 29th and can be pre-ordered here. Listen to another album track called “Swarm” over at No Clean Singing. Tour dates with Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross and Lody Kong below.

Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, Lody Kong, Abnormality
Apr. 22 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Apr. 23 – McAllen, TX Cine – El Rey
Apr. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
Apr. 25 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Apr. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 27 – Fayetteville, NC – Rock Shop
Apr. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Apr. 29 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
Apr. 30 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
May 1 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
May 3 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
May 4 – Joliet, IL – Bada Brew
May 5 – Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
May 6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 7 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
May 8 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
May 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 11 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 12 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 14 – Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios
May 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
May 17 – Portland, OR – Dantes
May 18 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
May 19 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
*=no Suffocation

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