Look, Here Comes The Dark!
PELAGIC Swiss post-metallers envision a slow-motion apocalypse
Switzerland’s Abraham have given mankind’s fascination with the apocalypse the full post-metal concept album treatment with their third lP. Two hours of music over two vinyl discs, each side representing an aeon, makes for a mammoth listening task. Part one, Anthropocene details civilisation’s last days, with Ride The Last Sunrise mournful in its elegiac vocals and funereal pace. Phytocene reveals a world consumed by vegetation, the death-doom of Silent At Last suffocatingly eerie. Myocene sees the rise of intelligent plants extinguishing humanity’s dregs, with God Mycelium’s skittish drums and electronica creating sporeinduced psychedelia. During Oryktocene the last of mankind flees into the void, as Space Departure details the propagation of our self-destructive disease throughout the cosmos. Abraham’s ambitious concept often inspires more than the music, containing many moments of apocalyptic satiety, but requiring herculean stamina. FOR FANS OF: NEUROSIS, INTER ARMA, CULT OF LUNA