Paraguay's solo project Eternal Abyss has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a raw and old school style of black metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Ad mortem" which was released by Desecration Of Souls Productions.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as the songs also adding in a great amount of 90's influences.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while dark and depressive sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. Synths can also be heard briefly along with the guitar leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments, clean playing can also b e heard briefly on the closing track.
On this recording Eternal Abyss goes for more of a raw and old school style of black metal as well as adding in some touches of the earlier depressive era. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, misanthropy and chaos themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Eternal Abyss and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Insane" and "End". 8 out of 10.