ABRA­HAM

Look, Here Comes The Dark!

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews -

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

TOM O’BOYLE

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