I’ve never heard this band, and this post is about critics, not the band:
ABHOR’s masterful (and MORIBUND debut) “Ab Luna Lucenti, Ab Noctua Protecti” is released! and lately, it’s been slaying the critics worldwide, as these snippets are testament to:
•“Abhor seem to want to transcend, and judging by the quality of the songwriting, musicianship, and esoteric hymns found here, they have succeeded” – Zero Tolerance [5/6 rating]
•“The two different elements, raw and symphonic, combine very well…intersects nicely with moments of despair and melancholy” – About.com
•“Packs in enough weird character to make this well worth the time of occult metal voyagers” – MetalReviews.com [8/10 rating]
•“A pretty successful effort, and an enjoyable and accessible listen” – Eternal-Terror.com [4/6 rating]
•“An epic release and could end up making my top ten list at the end of the year” – Wickedchannel.com
•“So different and a refreshing change from either the full-on symphonic or grim black metal you get most of the time” – Absolute Zero Media webzine
Yes, they rave about everything.
And yet… and yet there’s a lack of real substance.
What can we learn about The Critics?