Abhor
Abhor


3.5
great

Review

by Insurrection CONTRIBUTOR (113 Reviews)
March 10th, 2015 | 10 replies


Release Date: 02/22/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dissonance and melody find a sweet spot on Abhor’s debut full-length, resulting in a welcome addition to the progressive death metal scene rather than a forgettable by-product of it.

After an EP that slipped under everyone’s radar, New York-based metal band Abhor have made a more impressionable foray into the scene with a freshly released self-titled album. “Freshly” really is the appropriate adjective here, seeing as how despite the inherent redundancies within the genre (or more specifically, the subgenres of progressive and death metal), Abhor sounds refreshingly authentic. The production is bright as day and the instrumentation is never anything less than lively. Groove elements take place in the form of off-kilter breakdowns, such as the final minutes of ‘Non Sequitur’ where triplet guitar jabs are superimposed over traditional downbeat bass hits resulting in a devilishly mesmeric groove. The closer ‘Final Hour’, which reaches almost ten minutes in length, goes through all the twists and turns that the genre is known for – clean guitar refrains included – and aptly wraps up the dense, tastefully wanky experience with impetuous confidence and glee. Abhor are utterly self-aware, drifting to and from odd time signatures and rapid double-bass segments with ease. Dissonance and melody find a sweet spot on Abhor’s debut full-length, resulting in a welcome addition to the progressive death metal scene rather than a forgettable by-product of it.

Recommended Tracks:
Non Sequitur
Dysgenic
Final Hour



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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 10th 2015


24656 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

short rev because why not. albums like a 3.7



http://abhormetal.bandcamp.com/album/abhor

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
March 10th 2015


6681 Comments


(edit: fixed)

liking the shorter review style. this one's nice and concise.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 10th 2015


24656 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cheers johnny

dam that white block on the right looks so bad. curse you sput formatting

KILL
March 10th 2015


81233 Comments


damn avery and johnny have really made it

someguest
March 10th 2015


29892 Comments


This just make me want a new Anata album.

Digging: Earth - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 10th 2015


24656 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

im shocked anata havent put out another album since conductor's departure. they havent broken up either

FlyheadMetal
March 11th 2015


2422 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yah shits pretty cool haha

sonictheplumber
March 14th 2015


10048 Comments


these guys are gettin sued

controlled
March 14th 2015


660 Comments


for spewing shit?

renzuokun
April 12th 2016


36 Comments


We did not get sued haha. But great concise review for sure, cool to see it on here.



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