Russia's Abigorum have returned with a new recording which shows them expanding from being a solo project to being a full band along with some members residing in Germany and also playing a mixture of black, doom metal and ambient and this is a review of their 2019 album "Exaltatus Mechanism" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Death Portal Studio.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier doom metal direction while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the riffs also using a decent amount of dark sounding melodies.
At times the music also gets very experimental sounding while more deeper and demonic sounding vocals can also be heard in some parts of the music. Elements of ambient and drone can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as a couple of tracks being long and epic in length, as the album progresses a brief use of grim sounding spoken word parts and clean vocals can also be heard and all of the music sticks to a slower direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover enlightenment, death and cosmos themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abigorum and if you are a fan of ambient, black and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Grau Und Schwarz" "Fur Die Ewigkeit" "Krieg" and "Das Kloster". 8 out of 10.