Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ABACABB - Survivalist


What:  Debut (and only) full-length album of this deathcore band from the Virginia side of the DC area.

When:  January 2009

Where:  Sterling, VA

Why:   Because history is forgetting about one of the few quality releases by Sumerian Records.

Back When:  I previously wrote about Survivalist back in March 2009 when the album was a new release. Click here to read the original review.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

ABACABB - Survivalist - Sumerian Records

1.  Introduction -- ****
2.  Infection -- *****
3.  Addiction -- *****
4.  Regression -- *****
5.  Survivalist -- *****
6.  Destruction - *****
7.  Articulation -- ****
8.  Devastation -- ****
9.  Rejection -- *****
10.  Isolation -- *****

Radness Average:  4.700

ABACABB - Survivalist
ABACABB - Survivalist (ZS)

Verdict:  It may not be the most technical or original record ever made but Survivalist is aging well and doesn't sound miserably dated.

For fans of:  The Acacia Strain, Emmure, Upon A Burning Body, Deadwater Drowning


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