Posts Tagged ‘Mechanisms of Omniscience’

Abnormality_-_Mechanisms_of_OmniscienceReview by Jeff Maki
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Mechanisms of Omniscience is the sophomore release from Massachusetts death metal band Abnormality. Its technical style is mixed with a backbone of crushing groove, bringing to mind Kataklysm or Cannibal Corpse. After some internal debate, I find it necessary to point out the bellowing death growls and other inhuman sounds you’ll hear on Mechanisms of Omniscience are performed by a woman—Mallika Sundaramurthy. I find this an important aspect of this review and for the band, because until this time, I had never heard a woman with death metal vocals like this. Someone could have told me beforehand that Abnormality was a side project of George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and I would have listened without batting an eye. (more…)