Depicting Abysm are a band from Russia which have also been featured before in this zine that plays an atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Immersion" which was released by Naturmacht Productions.
"On The Waterfront" which is also the first song on the album opens up with nature sounds before adding in some clean and distorted guitar playing which starts getting more heavy and depressive along with some melodic guitar riffing and a minute later programmed drums kick in and you can also hear bass guitars in the background, in addition the song is all instrumental with no vocals being present.
"Descent" begins with nature sounds and psychedelic sounding synths and you can also hear clean guitars in the background and a minute later melodic black metal guitar riffs and depressive black metal screams start to kick in and after awhile guitar leads and solos start coming in and out of the music as well as some fast sections being added into certain parts of the music as well as the bass guitars adding more power to them.
"Le Mariniste" opens up with acoustic guitars and atmospheric synths and a few seconds later heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs kick in along with depressive black metal screams and drum beats, after a couple of minutes guitar leads start coming in and out of the song which also leads up to a brief use of death metal growls as time goes on by before returning back to black metal vocals as well as mixing the 2 together and then going into a faster direction for awhile and then returning to a slower direction, during the last minute acoustic guitars return and close the song.
"Anxious Waters" which is the last song on the album begins with depressive black metal guitar riffs and drum beats and a few seconds alter melodic guitar riffing, bass and high pitched screams are added into the song, as time goes on by guitar leads start coming in and out of the song along with a brief use of fast guitar riffing before going back to its more normal slower direction, when the song gets closer to the end its goes more into clean guitar playing before getting heavy again.
Song lyrics are inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe and Semyon Nadson and cover ocean themes, while the production has a very heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Depicting Abysm and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Mariniste" and "Anxious Waters". RECOMMENDED BUY.