Abduction are a band from France that had had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very atmospheric, progressive and melancholic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Jehanne" which will be released on April 29th by Finisterian Dead End.
Classical guitars start off the album along with some drum beats a few seconds later while melodic chants and singing are also added into some parts of the recording. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Grim sounding black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When tremolo picking is added into the faster sections of the music they also give the songs more of a raw feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody as well as the synths also giving the songs more of an atmospheric feeling when they are utilized, female vocals are also added on some of the tracks and at times the music also adds in a lot of progressive elements. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and is a concept album based upon the life of Joan Of Arc.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abduction and if you are a fan of atmospheric, progressive and melancholic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Par Ce Coeur Les Lys Fleurissent" "Dieu En Soit Garde" and "Aux Marches De Lorraine". 8/5 out of 10.