Abnormality: Sociopathic Constructs-2019.

Abnormality:Technical Brutal Death Metal from United States.

Discography:

2007 DemoDemo2007
The Collective Calm in Mortal OblivionEP2010
Contaminating the Hive MindFull-length2012
Mechanisms of OmniscienceFull-length2016
Sociopathic ConstructsFull-length2019

Members:

Jay BlaisdellDrums (2005-2020)
See also: ex-Compost Pile, ex-Teratism, ex-Goratory
Jeremy HenryGuitars (2005-2020)
See also: ex-Iranach
Mallika SundaramurthyVocals (2005-2020)
See also: Nidorous, Emasculator, ex-Castrator, ex-Unfathomable Ruination (live), ex-Parasitic Extirpation
Josh StaplesBass (2009-2020)
See also: AbarothAncient TormentSarcomancyThroaat (live), ex-Ascendancy, ex-Strappado, Pentagrim, ex-Scaphism, ex-Neuraxis, ex-Sexcrement, ex-Abhorred, ex-Deconformity, ex-Incinerate
Sam KirschGuitars (2015-2020)
See also: Ages in OblivionAngel Grinder, ex-Forced Asphyxiation

Past Members:

Shawn MacDonaldBass
See also: ex-Porphyria
Michael O’MearaGuitars, Vocals (backing) (2005-2009)
See also: Dark Was the Night, ex-Teratism, ex-Ascendancy
Ben DurginGuitars (2010-2014)
See also: ex-Revengeance, ex-Powerglove, ex-Volatility

One thought on “Abnormality: Sociopathic Constructs-2019.

  1. SilentSlaughter97, July 8th, 2019
    Written based on this version: 2019, CD, Metal Blade Records.

    Abnormality. A band that keeps intensifying their sound after each album. My introduction to this band was “Contaminating the hive mind”, just little before “Mechanisms of Omniscience” got released. I was brought to this band by a simple dose of curiosity. And simply enough I enjoyed the bands amazing yet definitely not simple sound and stuck around. This time they’re back with “Sociopathic Constructs” after their 2016 full length “Mechanisms of Omniscience”, which was an absolute banger of an album. Though it lacked a little diversity, “Sociopathic Constructs” really fill every gap the latter one missed.

    The sound of the album truly screams technical death metal and has definitely some straight up influences of old “Cryptopsy”. I swear, whenever I play the song “Monarch Alpha” or “A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event”, I hear a distant None So Vile-type of vibe in my head. Coming in with the diversity of the album, I really find it interesting how they manage to brutalize their sound even more from previous achievements. Mallika’s vocals are better and more intense than ever, bring in a lot of diversity. The drum play of Jay Blaisdell really hasn’t slowed down and is as precise as ever. You can actually also hear the bass really well in this album, which is rare these days and I give points for that. For the guitar work, they create really old school vibe to the album somehow. It just speaks volumes in the direction of OS death metal. The album mix could be a little clearer, but in a way, it creates a very nice tone for the guitars and the drums. This might be the best death metal effort of the year 2019, and it definitely goes close to the top for me. Simply because the sludgy yet swift guitar plays and the overall sound of the album as a whole is remarkable.

    More on the side of vocal work by Mallika Sundaramurthy. She is definitely on the leading side of the female vocalists in metal. My all time favorite female metal vocalist is Yvonne Wilczynska a.k.a Onielar of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, but Mallika is definitely an even rival with her. Mallika ranges really well with her vocals and matches the bands sound very well.

    Overall as the album clocks in at 32 minutes, it really doesn’t take long to spin this one through. It doesn’t leave anything behind, only a completely flattened listener. The album is literally hammering down with all that they do best and give their everything with this one. The music really reflect the lyrics well. They might’ve gone a little political with “Kakistocracy”, doesn’t matter to me. “Curb Stomp” is exactly what it is supposed to be, as in a brutal stomp against the pavement, merciless and relentless. It is the last song of the album, yet the first single that got released but still after tens of tens of listenings it still really gives in a lot of replay value, for me at least. First time I heard it, it left me baffled. The chugging sludgy guitars closer to the midpoint of the song are the type of ear-porn that I really goddamn love about the song. Same with “Penance”, an absolute banger to blast in a car or something. There isn’t much to add here, as you’re left quite baffled and speechless after the absolute musical assault you’ve just experienced. The album is an absolute must-buy for the fans of Dying Fetus, Misery Index and Cattle Decapitation for example.

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