|ABSTRACT ESSENCE||«Lost Life»|
Czech (and totally unknown in our country) Abstract Essence are a promising
act. In spite of what are surely a familiar musical background and a
somewhat common approach, the band delivers surprisingly mature melodic
Black Death metal. Band’ song-writers mix energizing melancholic
/ melodic passages (mainly supported by catchy guitar lines coupled
with keyboards background) with the heaviness of a death metal act.
The vocals vary between high-pitched black metal screams (Cradle Of
Filth) and brutal death metal growling, the whole coupled with spoken
passages put here and there for good measure…a combination often
heard since the international success of albums such as «The Principle
of Evil Made Flesh» and «Vempyre» which surprisingly
works out pretty good here. Abstract Essence is hardly revolutionary
or even original, but that being beside the point, they deliver a very
mature and competent well balanced death black metal combination that
is worthy of the time and the money you can spent to find a copy.