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Hot New Band: Abhorrent Decimation

The sky’s the limit for scholarly extremists Abhorrent Decimation.

Extreme music has infiltrated mainstream metal.

Vicious riffing, harsh vocals and vein-popping aggression are now integral to huge swathes of heavy music’s portfolio, which means death metal bands such as London’s Abhorrent Decimation stand a decent chance of escaping the underground. It helps that new album Miasmic Mutation is a subtly accessible dose of brutality that oozes crossover potential.

“Seeing it take form was incredible,” says frontman Ashley Scott. “The direction had gone a lot darker than I was expecting, which I was delighted about. We’ve created something special and I still beam with the joy of that.”

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