and's hometown of Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2014. After their first live performance, the new group entered the studio to record music showcasing a sound that was birthed by a love for bands that balanced metallic intensity with a propensity to stretch the progressive boundaries of the genre.
ABSTRACTED took their name from a song by Swedish melodic death metal greats Scar Symmetry. Influences from other European acts such as Necrophagist and Gojira, American bands such as The Faceless and Between The Buried And Me, and genre giants such as Death and Coroner all formed the basis for the sound that the band explored on their thrilling 2015 debut EP, “Ophidian.” The group continued to build their name in the years that followed while balancing scholastic pursuits with live appearances on festivals throughout their native country.
ABSTRACTED began recording their debut full-length, “Atma Conflux,” in 2018, and continued writing, crafting, and producing the record throughout the ensuing years. The new album sees the group integrating synthesizers and orchestral keyboards into their already-expansive sound, which blends the blistering technicality of acts such as Obscura and Edge of Sanity with moments evoking the melodic side of bands such as Opeth and Fates Warning.
The band describes the concept of "Atma Conflux" as “a deep dive into the mind and soul of 'the nameless man. We decided to use the concept of a character without a name so that everyone who listens the album can project themselves under the skin of what he's going through. 'Atma Conflux' is mainly about a journey of a man who lost everything and decides to take his own life. When he is about to do it, two ethereal entities appear to him on a mirror image, which we called 'The Lunar Body' and 'The Solar Body,' which are both a Tibetan Buddhism reference of what they call "Tulpa.' The 'Tulpas' dispute his soul through the whole story. The 'Lunar Body' tries to break it, while the 'Solar Body' tries to mend it. We've drawn lots of references towards all-things esoteric that we could find, merging Buddhism, Gnosis, and Hinduism with a contemporary view of a man that blames himself for the death of his wife, the one that always supported and loved him, even with him being not the kindest person all the time. It's a story about redemption, but mostly about self-knowledge above all."
For fans of: Opeth, Gojira, Death, Between The Buried And Me, Fates Warning
1. Introspection Ego Death
2. Wither To Dust
3. Whisper Into the Void
4. Between Samsara and Samadhi
5. Eightfold Path
6. Decree of Sunlight
7. Prospection Ethereal