Abduction not to be confused with the band from the United Kingdom with the same name are a band from France that plays an intense and melancholic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "A I'Heure du Crepuscule" which was released in Finesterian Dead End.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some spoken word parts being used briefly while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them before going into a very fast and raw direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as some clean vocals also being added into certain sections of the recording.
At times the music gets very progressive while the songs also mix in some of the more modern atmospheric style along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic fashion and they also bring in a brief instrumental which also introduces post rock elements onto the recording before returning back to a heavier direction and a couple track also introduces a brief use of spoken word parts and whispers onto the recording.
Abduction plays a style of black metal that is very melodic, atmospheric, progressive and melancholic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover darkness, history, death, misanthropy, religion and wilderness themes.
In my opinion Abduction are a very great sounding intense and melancholic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A I'Heure du Crepuscule" and "La Grande Illusion". 8/5 out of 10.