Austria's Abigor have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a satanic style of black metal with orchestra elements and this is a review of their 2020 album "Totschlager(A Saintsayer's Songbook)" which was released by W.T.C Productions.
Classical music style keyboards start off the album along with some orchestra and symphonic elements a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. When clean vocals are utilized they also give the recording more of an avant garde feeling along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Some of the tracks are also long and epic in length along with the music also taking their 90's style and mixing it in with the more modern era of their recent albums. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Classical guitars and stringed instruments can also be heard briefly on a couple of tracks as well as a couple of songs also showing an influence of power metal along with some of the riffing also adding in some progressive and technical structures and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the legacy of Cain, the first murderer the father of archaic violence, devoted to the Satanic virtues and forbidden paths.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abigor and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gomorrah Rising-Nightside Rebellion" "The Saint Of Murder" "Tartaros Tides" and "Terrorkommando Eligos". 8/5 out of 10.