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PostSubject: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:23 am

ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)

After an 8 year absence which saw various line up changes and a near fatal injury Texan black metal hellions return to the fray.One things for sure Absu have not been resting on their laurels in this period
as 'Absu' is a jaw dropping revelation of a record.Forsaking the usual satanism for themes based on sumerian/mesopotamian/celtic mythology and thelemic mysticism 'Absu' is a very complex album lyrically whilst the music is a brain rattling mix of scathing black metal,old school thrash (I can hear a few Kreator riffs on here) and progressive rock.Tracks like 'between the absu of eridu and erech','night fire cannonization' and standout cut 'Amy' suck you into a vortex of sound that keeps a fair pace in the finest BM tradition whilst always maintaining a distinctly memorable melodic quality.
The strange paradox of this record is that whilst this release is the finest 'think outside the box' boundary destroying BM record I've heard (Deathspell Omega excepted) in quite a while it still possesses all the traits of vintage 90's true black metal and with recent releases by some of the big names (Satyricon and Enslaved) being in my opinion somewhat disapointing it's refreshing to hear a record like this.
Absu can stand proud alongside Mayhem's 'Ordo ad chao' and Watain's 'Sworn to the dark' as one of this millenniums great BM records with their heads pointing to a new dawn with their feet firmly entrenched in the past.Awe inspiring stuff.
www.myspace.com/absu

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PostSubject: Re: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:03 am

They are signed to candlelight now?..
I thought they were dead the two founding members... heard they died in a fire
My favourite Absu albums was the self released ones with one track.
60 minutes of them torturing themselves till they vomited in studio reverb (lots of laughs)
No one wanted to sign them i think for their musical avantgardism, favourite to the underground i say.
I once fell asleep with one record on repeat, woke up and was sick for one week straight!
Think thats called walking backwards into deep and unexplained anachronism XD


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PostSubject: Re: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:54 am

My mistake.. not ABSU..

Abruptum
http://www.myspace.com/officialabruptum

abruptum is more of the ambient kind but still very much doom Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:24 pm

Ah yes,Abruptum!

Aren't they the guys who supposedly used to torture each other whilst recording? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:27 pm

Sorry Maeroris! you've already said that!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: ABSU/ABSU (Candlelight)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:35 am

Well they stopped now Very Happy Says it came to an end in 2005 after "ALL" , the one guy started drinking too much. One member of Marduk took his place and continued the chaos. Think thats some of the sound on their myspace page.
Those sweeds are fkn crazy..
Every now and then they come to concerts in norway and liven things up (..usually they scream things like "AUDIN!!!", viking shit and drink heavily as well XD)

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