Oakland, California's Abstracter have returned with a new recording which shows the music going into a mixture of black, death, sludge, doom metal, dark ambient, drone and noise and this is a review of their 2018 album "Cinereous Incarnate" which will be released in June by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Distorted amp sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while t he faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats along with the vocals also utilizing death metal growls and grim black metal screams. and the music also adds in elements of crust and d beat.
A lot of the slower sections of the songs are heavily rooted in sludge and doom metal while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some elements of harsh noise, dark ambient and drone being added into certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
On this recording Abstracter mix black, death, doom and sludge metal with some elements of drone, dark ambient and noise to take their sound to another level, the sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abstracter and if you are a fan of black, death, sludge and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nether" and "Devouring Night". 8 out of 10.