Abramelin
Abramelin


4.0
excellent

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2012 | 72 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Solid death metal with a few unexpected turns; in ways you may have not been expecting for a well known death metal album.

Australian death metal for the most part has been really solid. Abramelin does nothing to deter from that thought."Abramelin" is known by many death metal fans as a classic. There are some notable things on this album, such as every musician being fully capable of playing effective death metal. While this album is solid death metal, it does have its flaws. A lot of the songs have solid riffs but sometimes the impact of the riff is weakened due to its un-originality and lack of creativity. The opening track "Misfortune" has groovy passages that only make me wanna bang my head just slightly, but the failure comes from the expected riffs. As this song progresses I find myself being able to predict every riff change and accompanying drum pattern; this happens a lot even throughout the album.

With a high level of predictability, "Abramelin" still has notable moments of doomy aspects where "Stargazer" lingers with heavy riffs and accompanying lead harmonies. The variation of tempos fits well with the overall mid paced feel of Abramelin's first LP. Several tracks contain well fitting solos, which in this case are necessary to break the monotony. "Stargazer" also throws in an acoustic section right at the end of its death metal fury, which does well to fuse into the next track. These occasional standouts are enjoyable but are still not good enough to make this album one of the best a person could find in the genre.

I believe the lack musical drive is due to the high number of band member's coming and going. Between 1989 and 1997 Abramelin went through 5 drummers, 4 guitarists, and 2 bassist'. There may have been a high level of stress in trying to write good music with varying member opinions playing against the unity. Whatever the case may have been, this album is solid death metal and is definitely worth listening to.



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DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


perhaps the best dm album to ever surface from australia

review is lol

MO
March 23rd 2012


19409 Comments


yea needs a higher rating hard, for once listen to the riff face

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


ok

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


"also this album is pretty boring"

so u gave it a 3.5 - great?

bloc
March 23rd 2012


35260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This kicks

MO
March 23rd 2012


19409 Comments


blocs

bloc
March 23rd 2012


35260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

off

KjSwantko
March 23rd 2012


9449 Comments


Gonna check this out. Capt you should've put more effort into this review and made it longer though bro, what you've got so far is good.

Adabelle
March 23rd 2012


4265 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, pretty good man

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


you're wrong dude, this album is better than that

ShadowRemains
March 23rd 2012


22040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

captain you seem to keep writing the same review over and over again

ShadowRemains
March 23rd 2012


22040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I believe the lack musical drive is due to the high number of band member's coming and going. Between 1989 and 1997 Abramelin went through 5 drummers, 4 guitarists, and 2 bassist'. There may have been a high level of stress in trying to write good music with varying member opinions playing against the unity.




this doesn't make a lot of sense either

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


"or maybe if I wasn't one of the 8 out of 2 who 3.5'd this"

oh so u hear an album once, look at other people's ratings, n then rate accordingly, i see

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


actually i 1.5d wintersun

n i was being mildly facetious but i can see u took it to heart('s club band)










































;3

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


sure sgt. pepper, whoops i mean capt. due-write

Idnuf
March 23rd 2012


1491 Comments


ugh it was ok when it was for typical bullshit but for a gem like this?

these reviews are sub-Hawks level

DeafMetal
March 23rd 2012


8587 Comments


^

rasputin
March 24th 2012


14615 Comments


this is at the very least a 4/5

BloodSweatandBeers
March 24th 2012


1016 Comments


"I carefully evaluate the music and rate according to my own opinion which has nothing to do with others, which is why I have wintersun at a 4 and you have it at a 1, see we're different, nice thought huh"

man shut the fuck up

youve been constantly askin ppl about music and what theyve rated an album then base if you want to listen or not based of a fucking rating from someone else, just shut your ass loser

ShadowRemains
March 24th 2012


22040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude ur takin shit too seriously



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