Depicting Abysm are a duo from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Passage" which will be released in April by Naturmacht Productions.
Nature and wind sounds start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads and d rums a few seconds later and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams make their presence known on the recording along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the solos and leads bring in a very depressive and melodic sound to the recording.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear clan playing and mournful cries in some parts of the songs and after awhile the vocals start using more depressive screams and melodic singing and most of the tracks stick to a very slow musical direction expect for the last song where the music speeds up briefly and also adds in a few seconds of blast beats and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and the music also starts getting more atmospheric as the album progresses while also adding in synths and there is also a brief use of violins on one of the later tracks.
Depicting Abysm creates an atmospheric black metal album that is very slow and depressive while also expanding on the style that was established on previous recordings, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Depicting Abysm and if you are a fan of slow, atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadow" and "Unity". 8 out of 10.