Russia/Germany's duo Abigorum have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of ambient, black and doom metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2021 album "Vergessene Stille" which will be released in April b y Void Wanderer Productions.
Ambient style keyboards and soundscapes start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. All of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the music also having its atmospheric moments as well as one of the tracks also being an instrumental, drones can also be heard briefly and the whole album also sticks to mostly a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Abigorum re main true to the mixture of ambient, black and doom metal that they had established on previous releases. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover death, ridiculing human prejudices and people who live and enjoy this life.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Abigorum and if you are a fan of ambient, black and doom metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Erhebt eure mit Blut gefulten Horner" and "Zerbrechlicher kleiner Geist". 8 out of 10.