Abomination was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1987, a time when thrash metal infected every other genre on the heavy music scene. Thus the band's style, deriving from crushing death metal, involved thrash, but also hardcore and punk elements, all conjoining in one tasty mixture of technique and aggression. But this was no accidental blend - the founders of Abomination took out a lot from their other projects to form the ultimate metal juggernaut, bringing sheer devastation into the metal world. Definitely the most known member of Abomination is Paul Speckmann, the legendary bassist and vocalist, founder of the cult bands Master and Death Strike. Speckmann is to this day considered one of the most prominent figures of the underground metal scene, who helped in shaping the entire death metal genre as we know it.