Monday, May 12, 2008

Abysmal Dawn-Programmed To Consume-2008-FNT

"Richard G.: Where a lot of up and coming bands in the death metal scene are too obviously inspired by either CC or MA, the two biggest bands in (US) death metal, this is not at all the case with Abysmal Dawn, newest addition to the scene. This in itself is already quite a neat feat and deserves praise. This opinion was obviously shared by Relapse, as they decided to sign the band pretty quickly after their 2006 Crash-debut 'From Ashes'.
On 'Programmed To Consume' Abysmal Dawn most certainly know how to gain and retain the listeners attention. The ten compositions are kept interesting via influences from thrash as well as black metal, but it is the attention the band paid to creating the
right dark atmosphere (a quality that Immolation also possesses) which lifts the band high above their up and coming peers. Add to that the high technical level of Charles Elliott's guitar playing plus his need to showcase it in virtually every song in a kick-ass solo and you should have reason enough to be checking these guys out! "
Playtime: 37:24 min
Label: Relapse
U.S. Release date: 5/27/2008

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