Abyss are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that plays a brutal mixture of grindcore, crust and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Heretical Anatomy" which will be released in April by 20 Buck Spin.
Dark sounding ritualistic drones start off the album along with some spoken word samples before going into more of an old school death metal/grindcore direction along with some blast beats and after awhile growling yet understandable vocals are added onto the recording along with some grim screams and morbid sounding melodies.
You can hear a lot of influences from the mid 80's to early 90's in the bands musical style but the production and the way they approach the music makes it sound more better while the solos and leads also remain true to an old school style of death metal and as the album progresses d beats ban be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Abyss takes the rawest sounds of old school death metal and grindcore and update the sound for the modern day with a touch of crust and d beat, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based on the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion Abyss are a very great sounding raw, brutal and old school mixture of death metal, grindcore, crust and d beat and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heretical Anatomy" "Flesh Cult" and "Nightmares In Skin". 8 out of 10.