Abyssal - A Beacon In The Husk



7.4 | 42 votes |
Release date: 21 June 2019
Style: Blackened death metal

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01. Dialogue
02. I - Recollection: Shapes Upon The Retina
03. I - Recollection: Awakening / Metamorphosis
04. II - Discernment: The Cloister Beneath The Grime
05. II - Discernment: Khyphotic Suzerains
06. II - Discernment: The Triumph Of Fools
07. III - Descent: We Who Beheld The Fall Of Axioms
08. III - Descent: A Beacon In The Husk
09. Soliloquy

Line-up
G.D.C. - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
Alex Micklewright - drums

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
In a sea of unoriginal, serviceable but nonetheless great OSDM, bands like Abyssal really know how to stick out.

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published 20.08.2019 | Comments (0)

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25.04.2019 - 19:36
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Artwork a bit too lucid by Abyssal standards but thats alright, looking forward to listening this.
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26.04.2019 - 22:14
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I'm 100% ready for this
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get that bag
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21.06.2019 - 07:16
Mmm.. bacon with husk yummy yummy
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21.06.2019 - 11:23
Mercurial
Feel like these guys just invented Ambient Death Metal with this. Some of the tracks are just gloriously shape-free, yet sustain that OSDM atmosphere. The others only vaguely conform to death metal rules but nail it with the totally alien, freeform guitar work. Only 1 listen so far but I could easily see this being their best, seems like they carved out something unique to them here, instead of going for straight up Portal-intensity worship.
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21.06.2019 - 20:43
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
First impression is that it's not quite as good as Antikatastaseis, but they're way ahead of the pack as usual. Gotta spend more time with it.
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24.06.2019 - 04:04
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Holy hell this might just be the heaviest thing I've heard all year. "Ambient death metal" is indeed a worthy descriptor.
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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24.06.2019 - 04:37
VIG
Viggg
What the fuck this is crazy good
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24.06.2019 - 08:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mercurial on 21.06.2019 at 11:23

Feel like these guys just invented Ambient Death Metal with this. Some of the tracks are just gloriously shape-free, yet sustain that OSDM atmosphere. The others only vaguely conform to death metal rules but nail it with the totally alien, freeform guitar work.


That sopund more or less like what Chaos Echoes does.
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24.06.2019 - 10:45
Mercurial
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.06.2019 at 08:18


That sopund more or less like what Chaos Echoes does.

Yeah kinda. I'd probably say Chaos Echoes are still the weirder, more left field band with an eerie, neutral sound. Whereas this is still kind of suffocating like some traditional OSDM.
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24.06.2019 - 21:36
DeliciousDishes
Isn't this just cavernous death metal with more hall in the sound?
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25.06.2019 - 20:03
Alakazam
Halfway in and getting dISEMBOWELMENT vibes with what there going for, albeit more pace.
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26.06.2019 - 05:09
Rulatore
Absolutely hate the production here. The music might be good (I stopped at track 4), but the sound just ruins it for me
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02.08.2019 - 13:38
Rating: 9
mz
Yep,I approve the intensity, craziness and chaos presented here. I love how this band changes the style a bit between albums, while staying recognizable. Amazing record.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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02.08.2019 - 16:11
Rating: 9
gavdann
Written by Rulatore on 26.06.2019 at 05:09

Absolutely hate the production here. The music might be good (I stopped at track 4), but the sound just ruins it for me

The production helps give it that foreboding vibe. I think it's a great record but it's not a record for all occasions.
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14.10.2019 - 19:10
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Echoing what others have pointed out, this is an incredibly dense and atmospheric album. It takes a while to let it work its way into your ears and they don't do themselves any favors with this unconventional droning ambient blend of death metal in terms of engaging a wider audience, but it holds true to its cavernous roots. It's mood-specific and at times paced like a funeral doom record, so it can be quite difficult to engage with, but when everything lines up properly it could be argued this is the best death metal album of the year.
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14.10.2019 - 21:34
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
I might be in a minority who thinks 'Antikatastaseis' overshadowed by this album.
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28.10.2019 - 23:02
Rating: 9
mz
This is gonna be a classic from 2019. Easily one of the best DM records of the last couple of years.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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