A well balanced mix of ferocious blastbeats and dark atmospherics. Sits up well as a memorable experience even given the short format. There's real thought behind the structures and a real sense of maturity to proceedings.
Favorite track: The Antigod.
Abazagorath have been around for years, but - for some reason - I have only just discovered them. This EP is a great introduction though, and I look forward to listening to the rest of their work.
Favorite track: Lapse.
After years of hiatus, Abazagorath has returned in full force. Brand new 5 track ep to be releases on CD in Febuary/March 012.
In June of 1995, ABAZAGORATH was formed with the intention of creating original Black Metal with a dark and haunting atmosphere. ABAZAGORATH reflects the initiates' deepest fantasies of hatred, war, melancholy, darkness, evil, the occult and death.
The sonorous magick of ABAZAGORATH represents a union of warlike ferocity with an eerie, mystical aura.The Cult's first recording was released as the "Channelling The Ethereal Moons" 3 song MCD in January 1996. This release presented the raw, harsh sound of early ABAZAGORATH. Overall, "Channeling..." received a very positive response from the underground. During the summer of 1996, ABAZAGORATH signed a recording contract with Elegy Records. The resulting debut full length CD "Tenebrarum Cadent Exsurgemus" was unleashed in March 1997. The disc features 13 tracks that range stylistically from intense, extreme Black Metal to atmospheric and grim ambient "soundscapes." The response to "Tenebrarum..." was overwhelmingly positive. Many "die-hard" Black Metallers have hailed this album as a milestone in the nascent years of the United States Black Metal movement.
In 2001 the group recorded 7 more darkened hymns that arose in 2003 on two different releases, a 7" record entitled "The Spirit of Hate for Mankind" which appeared via Blood Fire Death Records and the "Enshrined Blasphemer" MCD which was handled by Agonia Records. This recording session revealed a more raw, scathing aspect of ABAZAGORATH than the debut album which showed the band was determined to plumb even greater depths of Hell-fueled aggression.
ABAZAGORATH's sophomore full length the majestic and epic yet relentlessly violent "Sacraments of the Final Atrocity" emerged from the netherworld in March 2004 through the Cult's own Morbid Wrath imprint. This offering further solidified the band's status as one of the top practitioners of the style in North America and the release was quickly followed & triumphantly declared with their participation in the "USBM Attack 2004 - Satanic Metal Vengeance" Tour with DEMONCY and KRIEG, which scorched a devastating path through most of Western Europe.
The Coven returned to the confines of the studio in January of 2005 to record three tracks that would arise in 2008 via the "Ancient Entities Arise" split CD with Black-Thrash brethren BLOOD STORM (Elegy Records). The material presented a marked evolution, maturity and distinction in the ABAZAGORATH sound.
Over the years, ABAZAGORATH has performed numerous intense live rituals in the New York / New Jersey / New England regions, having shared the stage with many prominent Extreme Metal acts such as DEICIDE, MARDUK, ENSLAVED, IMPALED NAZARENE, DESTROYER 666, ANCIENT, INCANTATION, SUFFOCATION, NECROPHAGIA, VITAL REMAINS, ELECTRIC WIZARD, MACABRE, USURPER, COFFIN TEXTS, DIABOLIC, CRYPTOPSY, INQUISITION, ANTAEUS, HELL-BORN, PROFANATICA, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, NUN SLAUGHTER, ENTHRONED, BLACK WITCHERY, FOREST OF IMPALED, GOREAPHOBIA, DISCIPLES OF MOCKERY & BAHIMIRON, amongst many others...
ABAZAGORATH lapsed into suspended animation from about 2007 - 2011 due to some shake ups & turmoil within the line up as well as most of the membership's involvement in a number of other musical entities such as IN MEMORIUM, WARHEAD, EVOKEN, EX-IMMOLITH, FUNEBRARUM & ANGELCIDE.
Beware the second coming of ABAZAGORATH... The future looks dark...Arrogance & Wrath....
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