Abyss was a short lived, lesser player in that scene but their 7" left me wanting a lot more. Strained vocals, bordering on "emo" over vicious metal riffs, blazing fast parts and crushing breakdowns made for a great debut. This one lies somewhere between the straight-up metalcore of a band like Carol and the French style emo-hardcore of Fingerprint. Unfortunately, beyond this sole 7" they only seem to have released a split Ep with Iconoclast (the NJ emo-hardcore version... an apt paring I must say). If you are into any of the above mentioned bands, definitely check this one out.
Abyss - s/t Ep