Temple of Abraxas are a solo project from Tucson, Arizona that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of his 2019 album "Temples Forlorn" which will be released by Forbidden Records.
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and the music also has a lot of second wave influences.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies while the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with some synths also being added into some parts of the music.
At times the vocals also get very deep and demonic sounding as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a couple of instrumentals are added onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Temple Of Abraxas are a very great sounding occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Thousand Swords" "Below The black Earth" and "Twilight Enthroned". 8 out of 10.