Abstract Essence are a band from the Chezch Republic that plays a mixture of black, doom and progressive metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Love Enough" which was released by Metal Gate Records.
"Overture" which is the first song on the album opens up with some melodic and clean guitar leads along with some synths in the background which also leads to some orchestras and programmed beats coming in and the song closes with some heavy guitar riffs and leads.
"Rock-n-Roll Soul" starts off with melodic guitar leads and heavy bass guitars before adding in some drums and symphonic synths which also lead up to some melodic gothic vocals which also have some metal tinges to them as well as some growls and black metal screams and towards the end the music goes into a more psychedelic rock direction mixed with symphonic metal.
"The Good Old Days Of Seduction" begins with symphonic and electronic music sounds before the drums, guitars and vocals, growls and black metal screams kick in and a minute later guitar solos and leads start coming in and out.
"Limitless Futures" kicks off with melodic guitar solos and leads before adding in some synths and heavy guitar riffs along with some drums which also lead up to some spoken word female vocals before going into black metal screams along with growls and halfway through the song there is a brief use of psychedelics sounds being utilized along with some shouts.
'Red One" hits off with melodic guitar leads and progressive synths along with some drum beats before adding in symphonic elements and heavy guitar riffs and a minute later spoken words come in before evolving into black metal vocals which also lead to some more diverse elements and death metal growls.
"Divine Whore" opens up with synths and electronic music elements along with some clean singing before adding in heavy guitar riffs, drums, bass and growls and a few seconds later black metal screams start showing up and the song mixes symphonic and heavy parts together.
"Stalker" comes into the album with heavy progressive metal guitar riffs and synths as well as some drums and a symphony and a few seconds aggressive vocals, growls and screams start to kick in and a couple of minutes later there is a brief use of guitar and synth leads getting mixed together.
"Act Of Violence" makes its way into the album with classical guitars before going into heavy guitar riffs, drums and synths along with some symphonic elements and blast beats and then the screams start kicking in as well as some growls a few seconds later and halfway through the song spoken word parts are used for a few seconds and then the music comes down for a few seconds along with some 70's style rock guitar leads before getting heavy again.
"Good Day For A Funeral Blow Job" finds its way into the album with spoken word parts before a dding in some drums and symphonic/prog synths which also leads to heavy guitars, growls and screams a s well as semi melodic vocals, halfway through the song there is a brief use of guitar leads and robotic vocals before adding in some spoken word parts.
"Solar Barge" makes its introduction into the album with symphonic synths, and heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds later melodic female vocals start coming in and a minute alter black and death metal vocals finally become a part of the song while also keeping around the melodic vocals.
"Love Enough" which is also the final song on the album opens up with some soft and atmospheric sounding synths and a few seconds later electronic music parts start coming in and out which also leads to psychedelic elements and melodic vocals as well as some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later, halfway through the song it starts getting a lot heavier along with some more aggressive sounding vocals while also keeping around the prog and synth elements and you can actually hear the bass guitars in certain sections.
Song lyrics cover Life, Death and Erotism, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it along with some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Abstract Essence are a very great sounding hybrid of black, doom, symphonic and progressive metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rock-n-Roll Soul" "Divine Whore" "Act Of Violence" and "Solar Barge". RECOMMENDED BUY.