Thursday, September 13, 2012

Abstracter/Tomb Of Feathers/The Path Less Traveled Records/2012 CD Review


  Abstracter  are  a  band from  the  Bay  Area  of  California  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  crust,  doom,  psychedelic,  shoegaze,  noise  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Tomb  Of  Feathers"  which  was  released  by  The  Path  Less  Traveled  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  not  much  in  the  way  of  fast  playing  or  blast  beats,  while  the  sound  effects  bring  in  psychedelic  and  noise  music  elements  to  the  music,  as for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  black  and  doom  metal  with  crust and  hardcore  punk  as  well  as  psychedelic,  shoegaze  and   noise  music  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there a re  little  to  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  clean  singing,  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  concept  about  madness  and  mental  disease,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy   sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording,  in  addition  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion Abstracter  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  black  metal,  doom,  crust,  hardcore  punk,  shoegaze,  noise  and  psychedelic  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  groups  that  mix  these  musical  styles  together,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ash".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.