If you’re looking for something to listen to get insanely worked up to while in the gym, or just generally to get the blood pumping and heart racing, then I heartily recommend Slaughter Monolith by Abhorrent Deformity.
So sit back, feel the crushing riffs squash the life out of you, and find out a little more about the band below…
What are your influences?
Moments in life that piss us off to the point where it’s better a guitar neck is in our hands than a human one.
Name five things you’ve listened to recently that you’d recommend
Dead babies crying…… oh wait…
Obscura – Diluvium
Lecherous Nocturne – Occultaclysmic
Oubliette – The Passage
Posthuman Abomination – Transcending Embodiment
Mo’ynoq – Bardo/Anguish and Atonement
Tell us a bit about your latest album – Slaughter Monolith
The music is technically 2 1/2 years old for us. We started writing the album shortly after Keating joined the band in 2015, and we recorded it during 2017.
The album artwork is very striking – tell us about this
Our vision was to have a scene made entirely out of corpses, which tied in with the album’s title, Slaughter Monolith. Instead of just having a mountain of corpses, we wanted all the architecture to be built from bodies as well. Our idea was heavily inspired by the “corpse art” from the TV Series Hannibal. Creating something artistic out of death. One person was dead-set on having a girl in a dress on the cover, so we included her simply as a compromise. Marco Hasmann, who also did the artwork for Entity of Malevolence, did an amazing job and brought our vision to life.
How were the songs written?
Keating did the majority of the writing for this album. Most of the time, song ideas would be recorded in his home studio and then sent out to everyone. We would all give our input, and then after revisions – we’d have a finished song.
What’s your favourite song on the album and why?
The Fine Art of Amputation – because the ending sounds like techno music.
How did you decide which track was placed where on the album?
The placement was done in a way where the next song would always seem fresh. We felt this was necessary because some of our songs start and end with similar tempos.
What has the feedback for the album been like so far?
So far the feedback has all been positive.
How would you say that Slaughter Monolith compares to Entity of Malevolence?
The comparison is night and day. Everything was different this time around, spanning from the writing to the recording process.
How do you feel that Slaughter Monolith will help shape whatever you do next?
This is a transition album into techno.
What do you feel your place is in the global metal scene in 2018?
We’re just a group of guys that play music and eat way too much Wendy’s, KFC and Taco Bell.
Are you touring in support of Slaughter Monolith?
We don’t have any tours scheduled at this time.
What would be a dream tour for you to do?
The Black Dahlia Murder
What does the rest of 2018 hold for you?
Time, writing, and a few other projects that we’re working on.