Sound — 8
Abacabb have a heavy grab-your-attention deathcore sound, if you're fans of bands such as Whitechapel or Winds of Plague then this band will fit into your humble music library nicely. Upon first hearing Abacabb, the driving double-kick with the palm-mute and low death growls catch your attention as a tightly precise band. They have written 10 songs to throwdown and thrash to, a must have to people who love to hear technical harmonized guitar riffs and the need to push the fella next to you into the mosh pit. Top favourites of the album due to their structure and angst are "Addiction", "Infection", and "Articulation".
Lyrics — 7
Abacabb's lyrics resolve mostly around mortality, bravery, and brotherhood. Here's an excerpt from "Survival": We are survivalists But we're all still going to die We are survivalists They can kill us but not our pride Nobody is immortal Everyone will surely die So don't get too attached to anyone For when they let you down, You will still have me inside They're lyrics are excellently written, the only problem is that the vocals are a little weak. The vocals lend it's girth in the songs, amplifying where the musics needed. Unfortunately the mono-tone growling blends the songs together to almost unrecognition between songs.
Overall Impression — 8
Abacabb are an upcoming attention-grabbing Deathcore band that's presence is known for their harcore sound, death growls, and punching guitar riffs. An almost typical deathcore sound, but different in their own way. They've toured America and Canada with bands such as Despised Icon and After The Burial, and are currently signed to Sumerian Records.