Abusiveness are a band from Poland that plays a very heavy and aggressive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Bramy Nawii" which will be released on September 15th by Arachnophobia Records.
Thunder, rain and nature sounds start off the album along with some sound effects and a dark guitar tone before going into more of an atmospheric black metal direction as well as adding in blast beats and powerful sounding bass guitars which lead up to some solos and leads which also can be very melodic at times and then the deep and grim vocals start to kick in.
You can hear some influences from death metal being mixed in with the bands musical style as well as a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and on some of the later songs you can hear a small amount of acoustic guitars being utilized at times while the main focus remains on a very fast and brutal musical style.
In all of the songs on the recording the band display a great amount of talent and skill on their musical instruments while also retaining the rawness of true black metal and the vocals can also be very diverse along with one song seeing them adding in more melody yet grim all at the same time as well as adding a bit of death metal growls at times and after awhile spoken word parts can be heard briefly in certain sections of the recording , towards the end of the album the band brings in a 10 minute track.
Abusiveness creates a very heavy and aggressive style of black metal with their musical style taking the rawness of the genre and mixing it in with the brutality of death metal to create a sound of their own while also retaining a good amount of atmosphere, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover Paganism, Darkness, legends and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Abusiveness are a very great sounding heavy, fast and aggressive pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "W GOr Chor gwie" "Niez omni" and "Proces". 8 out of 10.