Death metal band ABSCESSION premiere a superbly balanced track via Metal Bite

Artwork by Adam Burke (Imperialist)

Abscession have really nailed the sound where this kind of HM-2 death metal goes. They’ve got the raw intensity as well as the melodic sensibility and the contrast of the two works phenomenal well here. It’s all the more evident in the latest song that’s premiered via Metal Bite HERE. Excerpt – 

“‘Rains Of Death’ is one of the album’s best tracks and like any good Swedeath, fuses crunchy riffs with alluring melodies to give you something that hits right away – with enough nuance to also give you substantial replay value.”


-“Rot of Ages is infectious pure death metal at its rawest intense form.” – The Coroners Report (New Zealand) 8.5/10

-“Rot of Ages is infectious pure death metal at its rawest intense form.” – Metal Roos (Germany) 4/5

-“Without a doubt, “Rot of Ages” achieves a special status” – Headbanger Reviews (US)

-“Killer, cold death metal from nightmares! Great!” – Deadly Storm Zine (Czech Republic)

-“Excellent album” – Necromance (Spain)

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

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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