Album Review: Abyssal – “Antikatastaseis”

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United Kingdom based solo(ish) black/death metal (aka plague metal) outfit Abyssal have released three LPs over their short career—each one more complex than its predecessor. With their newest effort, Antikatastaseis, Abyssal have “chilled out,” so to speak—withdrawing from their prior, death metal-centric sound and focusing more on the atmospheric black metal elements of their writing (despite what you might hear in the first few seconds of the record). Although Antikatastaseis has its kinks and drawbacks, it’s a solid release that is well worth a listen. Continue reading