† And then the Curse swept the Earth

quarta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2011


Where the hell did these guys came from? Now here is a great surprise for this nearly ended year, from Italy arrives Abaton. They have just released their debut entitled "Hecate" through the label Lo Fi Creatures. And as they say on their Facebook page:
The characteristics of the sounds are a mixture of obscure and gloomy doom and sludge, with powerful harcore openings and dreary references to black. The ultimate purpose of the band is to create dark and meditative atmospheres, alternating with malice and anger, until to scratch the most introspective and oniric side of every individual.
Abaton plays an awesome blend of blackened sludge metal,  think Altar Of Plagues-meets-Tombs-meets-The Secret, and add an extra dose of heavy bleakness, get the picture? This band is relatively young, formed in 2010, i presume they skipped also the Demo phase, head straight into this dark vortex that is "Hecate". This album exudes darkness in every single note.. it's filthy HEAVY. For a first full-length, these guys have thrown the bar pretty high, so high i was caught with surprise with this... as the first notes start in "My Helvete" i get a "Holy shiiiiiiit..." cringing in fear in my head. The sound is good, the voice is great and the production of it all, is just awesome. The best way to picture "Hecate" would be like a sudden dark cloud that appears out of nowhere, the air thickens and Darkness overcomes the Earth.. life as we know it, is about to end. This is really, really good. The formula of combining Black Metal, Sludge or Doom isn't new... the success of that formula lies in the final result, add some interesting details to that and voilá! I can assure you that Abaton holds the key to this very unique formula. One of the best revelations of the year. Buy it here before it gets sold out, i already got mine, and it's a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Highly Recommended!

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