New An Abstract Illusion LP, Sept 9th

2022-06-30 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 14 Comments
Progressive/atmospheric death/black metal trio An Abstract Illusion will be releasing their sophomore full-length Woe on September 9th via Willowtip Records. Take a peek at the new single, 'Slaves', below.



A note from An Abstraction Illusion about the lyrics:

"The over-arching concept for the album is groups, people or institutions oppressing others they perceive as beneath them. Removal of rights to bodily autonomy, child abuse, honour-based violence. The POV is taking on the role of the oppressor in the lyrics to "Slaves" (song title is another hint)."

Woe was mixed/mastered by Robin Leijon (Equilibrium, ATENA, and In Dying Arms). Artwork was done by Adam Burke.

Tracklist:
1. The Behemoth That Lies Asleep
2. Slaves
3. Tear Down This Holy Mountain
4. Prosperity
5. Blomsterkrans
6. In The Heavens Above, You Will Become A Monster
7. This Torment Has No End, Only New Beginnings

Preorders begin Friday July 1st.

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MonumentsOfParalysis
June 30th 2022
627 Comments


FINALLY!!! Been waiting for a follow-up to Illuminate the Path, song is a gorgeous slapper

Elynna
June 30th 2022
1170 Comments


I loved their debut, but this track isn't doing much for me unfortunately

Clefairy
June 30th 2022
209 Comments


are we not gonna talk about those lyrics?

Josh D.
June 30th 2022
17433 Comments


Damn, didn't know bands were still doing reddit atheist lyrics. Also I dislike the vocals.

0xME
June 30th 2022
901 Comments


I loved their debut, but this track isn't doing much for me unfortunately [2]

MonumentsOfParalysis
June 30th 2022
627 Comments


Returned to actually pay attention to the lyric video, wow yeah that's not good :/

ThyCrossAwaits
June 30th 2022
3683 Comments


Gross. I love death metal and slam but I draw the line at the constant rape references. This is borderline criminal.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2022
17874 Comments


The way I see it is exactly the opposite. The narrative is condemning the abusive oppression on women - "HOW COULD YOU LET THIS HAPPEN" - the ignorant man's argument. The second half of the lyrics dresses the skin of the abuser/aggressor. I believe there's a cross-cutting concept to this.

eldborg
June 30th 2022
1 Comments


Hello, Karl from An Abstract Illusion here.

The over-arching concept for the album is groups, people or institutions oppressing others they perceive as beneath them. Removal of rights to bodily autonomy, child abuse, honour-based violence. TheNotrap is correct, the POV is taking on the role of the oppressor in the lyrics to "Slaves" (song title is another hint).

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2022
17874 Comments


Additional note included.

br4dl3yb34r
July 1st 2022
266 Comments


New song rules Karl, can't wait for the album to drop

ShadowOfTheCitadel
July 1st 2022
183 Comments


This song goes hard as fuck. Lyrics aren't really quality to me, but it's obviously condemning violence/aggressions towards women like Notrap said. The narrator doesn't always have to be like "This is bad/I hate this" outwardly in the lyrics to make commentary on how the behavior in question isn't okay.

Piripichotes
July 1st 2022
628 Comments


"Gross. I love death metal and slam but I draw the line at the constant rape references. This is borderline criminal."

They could even be referring to life or to earth as a woman.
You need to up those interpretation skills homie.

That said, music is amazing, lyrics... mmm not so much.

Laen
July 5th 2022
810 Comments


"Gross. I love death metal and slam but I draw the line at the constant rape references. This is borderline criminal."

Yeah, I agree. I'm going to listen to Fucked With A Knife by Cannibal Corpse instead.



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