Abysmal Lord are a band from New Orleans, Louisiana that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a bestial mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Exaltation Of The Infernal Cabal" which will be released on August 18th by Hells Headbangers.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and brutal war metal direction. Vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams and bestial growls and during t he faster sections of the music a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the music more of a raw feeling while the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic style. The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also showing influences of both the 90's and early 2000's era of war metal.
As the album album progresses ritualistic elements also make a brief return on a few tracks before returning back to a more brutal direction along with some of the riffing also adds in a small amount of dark sounding melodies and Gregorian chants are added on the closing track. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover war, anti religion and blasphemy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abysmal Lord and if you are a fan of war and bestial black/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Monolith of Vengeance" "Exaltation Of The Infernal Cabal" "Nuclear Absolution" and "Scourge Of Christ'. 8/5 out of 10.