Lausanne's ABRAHAM emerged from the flourishing Swiss underground music scene, during existence and through tours supporting Cult of Luna and The Ocean, the band have forged their reputation as one of the leading post metal bands in Europe! Their 2018 opus magnum Look, Here Comes The Dark! was a dystopian fiction concept album, divided into four consecutive periods – throughout which the story of the disappearance of all life on Earth was told. Each section was defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, willingness to experiment and choice of instrumentation. Debris de mondes perdus is the sequel to this incredible mammoth album... but can there be a sequel to the end of all times?
"We used a text which comes from several hundred years in the future as a conceptual centerpiece“, comments the band. "It is less a story than a kind of chant expressing fears, awe, struggles and lamentations. It is very oral, primitive and heathen, evil and bizarre. One can tell that darkness has obscured minds after having fallen onto the world.“
"It’s much rougher and definitely less baroque than our previous efforts“, confirms the band, "while still retaining a general sense of malaise.“ After the release of Look Here Comes The Dark, the band lost both their 2nd guitarist and their main vocalist – but it has always been drummer Dave Schlagmeister's unique, utterly desperate vocals which characterized Abraham's vocal approach... "After Renzo and Mat left the band, we found ourselves wondering if we should replace them or simply continue as a three-piece, and we were very eager to experiment with less instruments. Since we’re still very much guitar-oriented, we quickly felt the need to recruit someone else and Margo, whom we’ve known for a long time, felt like the best fit. In a way, the reduction of the lineup matches the reduction in scope of the record"
The end result is an album that is as rough, ugly and brutal as it gets. Abraham have taken conscious distance to the polished, metallic side of post metal, in favour of a more rockoriented, gritty and less produced sound. However, these are not glorious singalong rock anthems, but utterly raw, dissonant, abrasive and clinking cold compositions, in the most refreshing and invigorating sense of these words.
FOR FANS OF: BREACH, CULT OF LUNA, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, NEUROSIS, ROSETTA, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, AMENRA, MIKE OLDFIELD
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