Abyssum are from....Guatemala???? Where is Guatemala? What language do
they speak there? What do the people look like? What is the culture like?
Isn't it just some jungle with various tribes people running around. I'm
terribly sorry (and quite ignorant), but I really don't know the smallest
thing about this country.
Apparently black metal has found it's way over there of course. This is nice
obviously, since over time various conditions in various countries may create
new and interesting music. Abyssum don't exactly do that, but they still
aren't all that bad. Rather good actually, especially for an incredibly low
Yes, the ever so popular Emperor influence is here. Much more raw though, and
with some nastier and less "easy" vocals. The drumming is quite good and
recorded nicely for something that was probably done on an eight track built
out of mud and bark. There's an occasional acoustic bit here and there
(heavily classically influenced), loads of decent synth work, and of course
some fuzzy guitar noise in the background.
I sort of like this. Obviously the guys down at Southern Hellish Productions
(Baxaxaxa, Noctis Invocat) did as well. Apparently they will release the
band's debut CD "Thy Call" quite soon. Truly incredible in some bizarre sense
that I can't describe (not the music). And yes, I will look into where this
Patiently awaiting Black Metal from Central Africa, Iran, and the
Dark Lord Ebvleb
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