Abaton are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, post metal, doom and sludge and this is a review of their 2015 album "We Are Certainly Not Made Of Flesh" which was released as a joint effort between Drown Within Records, Unquiet Records, and Martire.
A very dark and melodic musical sound starts off the album which also leads up to a heavier sludge/post metal direction along with some high pitched screams that are influenced by black metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a lot of melody in the solos and leads.
At times the music gets very atmospheric and the slower riffs bring in a great amount of doom metal elements and as the album progresses clean playing and influences of hardcore can be heard in certain sections of the recording while some songs also mix in a small amount of death metal growls and spoken word parts and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and there are also a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and there is alos one song that brings in a small amount of melodic vocals.
Abaton takers the black metal, doom and sludge mixture of previous recordings and also mixes in more melody, post metal and hardcore influences to expand their musical style out a bit more, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abaton and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge, doom and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ananta" "Nadi" and "Echo". 8 out of 10.