I Am Abomination are dropping a new album April 24th, and the metal project – fronted by The Bad Chapter // former Attack Attack + Nativ vocalist Phil Druyor – have released a new song, “Deicide”. If that wasn’t enough to suck you into the band’s first new record in 8 years, the appearance of Shadow Of Intent vocalist Ben Duerr should. Of course, the band have always displayed intelligent and fun songwriting in their fairly unique hook-filled metalcore – a great example being their 2010 album, To Our Forefathers. The band’s new album, Passion Of The Heist II, has been long-awaited for quite a while.
If all of this sounds good to you (and it really should), give “Deicide” a spin below. No, it’s not related to the legendary death metal band of the same name, but you’ll enjoy the riffs and brutality all the same.
There was a point in 2019 that I felt we wouldn’t hear back from I Am Abomination after their successful crowdfunding campaign the year prior. It wouldn’t have been the first time a band had run off with money – some of my favorite bands, like Of Machines, Lead Hands, and Corelia have had members all guilty of this. Thankfully, the guys in IAA were just cooking up something wonderful in the oven.
“Lamb to the Slaughter” is a return to form, with Nick Sampson’s signature guitarwork on display with Phil Druyor’s brilliant verbiage that manages to establish a setting and mood eloquently. Brandon Good also returns on bass, and the trio have recruited Oceans Ate Alaska’s talented Chris Turner to record drums.
The track’s verse kicks off with a curveball in the band’s first use of blast beats to create a blistering pace from the get-go. Phil’s conveyance in the song hones in on conquering his enemy with swift force; his grandiose vocabulary paints a picture in the listener’s head better than most can. And, of course, Nick shreds some great riffs/solos as he does in every IAA track.
The video features a cavalcade of old conspiracy/horror movie scenes in black and white. This expands upon the tone of fear, something that we are not in short supply of in this current climate. Passion of the Heist II is releasing at quite the appropriate time, and is set to release on April 24th!
I Am Abomination, one of my most underrated artists of the previous decade, have divulged details on their next release: Passion of the Heist II.
After holding a crowdfunding campaign in 2018 and a largely-dormant 2019, things look to be in full swing for the band to drop more music in the immediate future. Between Nick Sampson’s unreal guitar work and Ian Druyor’s clever lyricism, this progressive post-hardcore band is worthy of rediscovering.
In the mentioned post, the band apologized for the radio silence; one of my Facebook friends was just recently questioning the band’s whereabouts, as they had not received their crowdfunding rewards. I’m relieved to see this post, as IAA takes responsibility in stride and will reward us all shortly with new tunes. I look forward to hearing more from this act; check out the preview below!