Swedish/German death metal force ABSCESSION reveal details on massively awaited full length

It’s hard to come across death metal music that’s perfectly tempered and thoughtfully composed, showcasing an exemplary blend of crushing heaviness and melodic sensibilities. Many attempt to strive a brilliant balance but often fail miserably, with the record sounding lopsided, weak or too half-baked. Swedish/German band Abscession however pull it off with aplomb. It’s as if they were made for this. Check out not one but two of their official videos which are streaming on the channel HERE and HERE, and their music can also be found on Bandcamp HERE

Abscession (Sweden/Germany) – Rot of Ages (Death Metal)

Genre – Death Metal 
Release Date – November 19th, 2021
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Bloodbath, Lik, Edge of Sanity, Desultory, Rogga Johansson, Eye of Purgatory, Wombbath, Dismember, Carnage

Atavistic HM-2 driven Swedish style death metal is given a sense of refined German death metal structuring and tempered with shimmering melodies, making Abscession‘s new album ‘Rot of Ages’ the epitome of immaculately balanced old school death metal music. The music maintains a brisk and punchy crust/punk derived tempo throughout, deftly punctuating it with melodic passages and heart-stopping breakdowns, to make it an immensely engrossing and overall gratifying affair. The interplay between the faster, crunchier sections and the brilliant, emotive melodic streaks is exceptional, and also adds more depth to an otherwise raunchy and abrasive death metal album. Each song has its own identity, marked by highly memorable riffs that are diverse but retain character and sound. Even with a plethora of Swedish death metal sounding releases out there, ‘Rot of Ages’ manages to hold its own if only because of the strength of its songwriting and encapsulating the best this style of death metal music has to offer, while still sounding fresh and spirited. At once pulverizing and evocative, Abscession have released one of the finest death metal albums in the style this year.

Album line up –
Thomas Clifford (Blood of SerpentsThrone of Heresy) – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrics
Skaldir – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Markus Porsklev – Drums

Artwork by Adam Burke (Imperialist)

Track listing –

1. Rat King Crawl 
2. Theater of Pain 
3. Dead Man’s Hate 
4. Rains of Death 
5. Rot of Ages 
6. The Final Furnace 
7. When The Guillotine Falls 
8. War Machine 
9. Prometheus Unbound 
10. Eta Della Putrefazione 

Official Video #1

Official Video #2

Abscession Bandcamp

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