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Quick Review: ABATED MASS OF FLESH The Omen King

Posted by on June 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Let’s be honest: some forms of metal really are just noise, but that doesn’t mean they aren't awesome. Abated Mass of Flesh utilize that concept to the fullest. Between super chunky down tuned tones, indecipherable grunts and squeals, and cymbal heavy drum work this album delivers that classic death metal philosophy and then some.

Abated Mass of Flesh are a four piece brutal death metal group out of Murfreesboro, TN and signed to Rottweiler Records. The band has had a slower start than some, but have set a strong path for themselves. With four EPs leading up to this release, the group’s first full length The Omen King, the album is truly a capstone to the bands career, thus far.

The Omen King is a nine track guttural beat down full of everything death metal fans love. The band does carry two re-done tracks from previous records, “Mouth of the Tomb” and “The Killer in Me”, both of which are leaps and bounds in terms of quality to the originals and they solidify the flow of the album.

Speaking of flow, this album comes together a lot better than most in the genre, where instead of throwing all the tracks into one slam ridden maelstrom the group gave each track a strong identifying mark to differentiate them all. The band has also given they’re album a lot more diversity than their previous releases including some really strong guitar harmonies (“Saul I am Final”), haunting instrumentals (“The Omen King”),  and beautifully disturbing song intros. (“Rise From Hell”)

Overall, the album is a really strong, solid release from a seriously underrated band and is for fans of Human Mastication and Aborted, and deserves an 8/10.

For more on the band check out their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbatedMassOfFlesh, or through the Rottweiler Records a thttp://rottweilerrecords.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/RottweilerRecords.

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