ABNORMALITY – Concert Review – Oddbody’s Music Room, Dayton, Ohio – May 7th, 2016


Mallika Sundaramurthy - Abnormality - May 7 - 2016 - Oddbodys - #MOSTONE999

Above: Mallika Sundaramurthy

Photo Credit: Stone


ABNORMALITY are a young Death Metal band that exhibits the talent, energy and drive to go very far in our Metal world. Experiencing ABNORMALITY live has only solidified my previously positive Metal opinion about them BIG time. Originating from Massachusetts and fronted by vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy, ABNORMALITY are signed to Metal Blade Records. I was fortunate to witness the live Death Metal fury of ABNORMALITY at Oddbody’s Music Room, in Dayton, Ohio, on May 7th, of this year.

Oddbodys - Dayton - Ohio - May 7 - 2016 - credit - Stone - Metal Odyssey - #MOILMFSO33

Photo Credit: Stone

With ABNORMALITY‘s new studio album Mechanisms of Omniscience just being released on April 29th, they are touring to support their Death Metal album achievement; supporting mega Metal monsters BATTLECROSS, SUFFOCATION and the legendary SOULFLY. This is quite an impressive supporting slot to have, considering the enormous influence that SUFFOCATION has had on the Death Metal family and the unparalleled Metal history of Max Cavalera’s SOULFLY. Whoa.

Abnormality - Mechanisms Of Omniscience - promo album cover pic - #MO99ILMNSOF99333

Above: Front Cover of Mechanisms Of Omniscience

Being in the pit for any Metal show at my age now is usually not that stinking easy. I do feel the hits, slaps and random punches more than I used to, say, twenty-five years ago. Despite my being older, I am more wiser; therefore being up-front and against the stage for ABNORMALITY was a no-brainer for me! I took the numerous hits! F*ck yeah. I wanted to be a part of Death Metal history, being able to say I experienced ABNORMALITY as close as I could get! This band is that fun to see and hear up-close; combined with their Death Metal assault, grooves, vibes and obvious future potential, it’s freaking bragging rights to only see them this way and not from afar.

Mallika Sundaramurthy - Abnormality - April 7 2016 - Oddbodys - Ohio - Metal Odyssey - Stone Credit - #MOMSILMFN33

Photo Credit: Stone

ABNORMALITY played to a packed house at Oddbody’s, with their battalion of fans that were unmistakably in attendance. Forget about the song list here; I was too busy taking in ABNORMALITY‘s deadly wall-of-sound, while doing my damn best to sustain the physical barrage upon my body. That’s Metal. Pure and f*%kin simple. Mallika Sundaramurthy‘s guttural vocals are eye-popping! Do not underestimate Mallika. Her stage presence is commanding, while working the fans into a Metal frenzyregardless of her petite size and seriously cute looks. Mallika’s vocals and the entire band, without a doubt, kicked my ears into Death Metal submission! Amazing.

I obviously had a blast being a part of this ABNORMALITY moment in Metal time. For thirty minutes or so I didn’t care about any other band in the world; my entire Metal soul was focused on what I was feeling and hearing from ABNORMALITY. The body hits I was taking didn’t matter; nor did my head getting dizzy spells from the entire pit encounter. This was my Metal moment with ABNORMALITY and I was going to savor every f*#kin second of it; as well I did. Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Pictured below is the psyched-out me, with Mallika Sundaramurthy. Metal be thy name, what a funtastic night!

Mallika Sundaramurthy - Stone - Oddbody's - May 7 - 2016 - #MO999ILMFMNSO

Photo Credit: Kyle Gunther of Battlecross

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Abnormality - band logo - 2016 - #MOILMN999AF

Mallika Sundaramurthy – Vocals
Jay Blaisdell – Drums
Josh Staples – Bass
Sam Kirsch – Guitars
Jeremy Henry – Guitars

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ABNORMALITY.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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