Monday, February 27, 2012

Abazagorath/Self Titled/NoVisible Scars/2011 EP Review

Abazagorath are a band from New Jersey that has had one of their older albums reviewed before by this zine with a musical styles that I would describe as being atmospheric occult black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2011 EP which was released by NoVisible Scars.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with some black/death metal riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful, as for the synths they are only utilized briefly on the first song to enhance the darkness of the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding mixed in with a great amount of melody and some influences from death metal while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized, they use finger picking to add another dimension of darkness to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death metal growls being used briefly, while the lyrics cover dark, occult and anti christian themes, as for the production it has a very dark and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion this is another great recording from Abazagorath which utilizes alot more guitar on their newer stuff where their older stuff had more keyboards and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Anti-God" and "Immortals". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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