Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis


6.8 | 11 votes |
Release date: 6 June 2011
Style: Black metal, Ambient , Noise

Owners:

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5 want it


01. Pestilentia
02. Bellum
03. Fames
04. Mort

Additional info
Recorded years ago and now finally unleashed, the CD represents Abruptum's version of the apocalypse and the four riders of doom, featuring "black subterannean ambience and crushing mass of relentless darkness."

Hell. Rich, noisy pulsating soundscapes, surprisingly restrained and varied with distant chants and hopeless patriotic songs, pounding drum beats like bomb blasts caught in time and inaudible chatter over broken radio static. Paints a picture of an old war; those constant drones the sound of fighter planes with nowhere to go. It's its own visual pallet - just close your eyes. Not a single element of metal here though aside from the sound of scraping iron. Just instinctive nothingness, death.

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17.08.2011 - 14:59
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Guest on 28.11.2010 at 00:11

I wonder if this is even coming out. I wandered the net and found nothing but that same story which was on blabber.

Edit: Well it did came out and it's terribly boring. It would need some good visual material to support the audio stuff. In this case the audio noise/sounds/ambient just doesn't work.

Sounds pretty good to me. Not terribly original but very well executed indeed: rich, noisy pulsating soundscapes and surprisingly restrained and varied with distant chants, pounding drum beats and inaudible chatter. Paints a picture of an old war; those constant drones the sound of fighter planes. It's its own visual pallet - just close your eyes. Not a single element of metal here though, more like death industrial.

[EDIT]

Actually this is damn excellent. In fact I'd say this even ousts Mories' Aderlating project for sheer terror of 2011.
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18.08.2011 - 17:08
Rating: 8
malaikat
Well, this is one of the "you either love them or hate them" bands.
If you "dig" and understand noise music, and what noise music whants to "do" whit it's expression, you're gonna love this, especially if you're into BM or generaly darker music.
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18.08.2011 - 17:22
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by malaikat on 18.08.2011 at 17:08

Well, this is one of the "you either love them or hate them" bands.
If you "dig" and understand noise music, and what noise music whants to "do" whit it's expression, you're gonna love this, especially if you're into BM or generaly darker music.

Exactamondo. Fact is 99.999% of people will hate this xD
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18.08.2011 - 20:14
Ag Fox
Angel No More
I only like Bellum. Now what? lol
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18.08.2011 - 20:18
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Ag Fox on 18.08.2011 at 20:14

I only like Bellum. Now what? lol

Delete the other 3 tracks and treat it as an EP : P

It is the best song though, the others are a bit more subtle.
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20.08.2011 - 03:17
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Guest on 20.08.2011 at 03:13


Well ye, that's the romantic way of describing it. To me it was just stuff and an attempt of trying to get the listener to the scenes of war. A mediocre document might have more effecting backgrond music of war than this has. To be honest, never cared so much of Abruptum and their offerings. They did some cool music in the early 90's, but after that the whole band hasn't really offered anything worth of attention.

Fair enough, you stick with your Obscuras and I'll stand by my Abruptums ;]
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20.08.2011 - 03:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 20.08.2011 at 03:13

They did some cool music in the early 90's,


Their music is fine... But this kicks the shit out of their past releases easily. That's just my opinion though
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.08.2011 - 15:54
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2011 at 03:47

Written by Guest on 20.08.2011 at 03:13

They did some cool music in the early 90's,


Their music is fine... But this kicks the shit out of their past releases easily. That's just my opinion though

Yeah I don't recall being massively enthralled with their past releases either.

I often get this band confused with Emit/Hammemit though so I might be thinking of them (although I really like them too).
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08.12.2011 - 05:07
Slinky666
Account deleted
It is weird. Silent Hill. What else?
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06.12.2016 - 06:27
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.08.2011 at 14:59

Not terribly original


A little late to the party, but I've been digging this album for a couple years and don't know anything similar - care to share?
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