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Band
Abstracter
Title
Cinereous Incarnate
Type
LP/EP
Company
Sentient Ruin
YOR
2018
Style
Black
7/8/2018 - Review by: David Loveless
Flawlessly combines doom, black & death metal
We have another metal album of the year candidate right here. California's Abstracter releases the fury on their third full-length album, 'Cinereous Incarnate'. With each of their three albums, they continuously get darker, faster, doomier, and more evil sounding than the last. On album opener, "Nether", they mesh all the elements that define their sound and deliver a near 10 minute crushing track. Heavy on the doom element, "Ashen Reign" is my favorite track on the album. Album closer, "Devouring Night" is like a freight train of terror, crashing into your ears and causing as much cerebral damage as possible. This one is a banger for sure!
Recommended for fans of: Blackened Death Metal with a side of funeral doom
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ABSTRACTER
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Cinereous Incarnate
2018
Sentient Ruin
David Loveless7/8/2018
4.5

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