ABBATH - Abbath
Season of Mist Records
With fans wishing the return of Immortal after the great "All Shall Fall" and fans learning of their departure as a band altogether, Abbath acquiring his trio in his strong self-titled release for 2016. Very Norwegian and Immortal-esque, you've got the thrash guitar sound with the aura of production mist or echo to it. It's rather grim like IMMORTAL with a twist to it. The vocals are the same, quite unique and Abbath-stricken. I enjoyed this album immensely. It's got everything that I hoped it would be, dark, thrashy, rhythmic fantastic and all different time-changes. Not to mention heavy in some places, but overall it's quite solid. Abbath is all over the fret-board here. It has an IMMORTAL-soul feeling to it. The music is what drew me the most of it towards. It's quite good and original and Abbath has created some fantastic riffs to his songwriting. Even the lyrics are quality.
I'd say that this is a continuation of where IMMORTAL left off just with different members and Abbath doing pretty much all of the songwriting. What to look for in this release? Everything that I mentioned and more: owning the physical copy of it!
Ryan “Death8699” Fanucchi