ABYSMAL TORMENT - Incised Wound Suicide
GENRE: Brutal death metal
LABEL: Self financed
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Abysmal Torment
This is one of the best demos I've heard so far. The Maltese band Abysmal Torment plays brutal death metal in the vein of Beheaded and the likes. Despite of some obvious similarities with Beheaded the two bands don't sound too much alike. But something that the two do share is the production and that's actually not odd as both bands have used Temple Studios.
The music is varied and detailed. Like many bands Abysmal Torment have two vocalists. It does add to the diversity of the music. The style is brutal US death metal. It's not far from what bands like Disgorge, Beheaded, Suffocation and Decrepit Birth are doing, but Abysmal Torment is more than just another pale copy.
All the songs on Incised Wound Suicide are good. A song like "Grotesquely Maimed and Cranially Disfigured" very well sums up the core of the demo. It's all brutal, but also catchy.
Abysmal Torment is a band worth looking out for. I would be surprised if the band doesn't land a deal based on Incised Wound Suicide. Abysmal Torment is a band that has what it takes and I look forward to hear more from this interesting band.