Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Abraham - The Serpent, The Prophet & The Whore Review

Abraham   The Serpent, the Prophet and the Whore (2012)

Abraham is a Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Switzerland,.

The members are:

Schlagmeister - vocals
Jakkob Wierdmann - guitars
Mat Axwielder - guitars
Verde DiCabillo - bass
Renzo Tornado Especial - vox, keys
David Burzum - drums

Abraham first burst onto the scene in 2010 with their debut album - An Eye On The Universe. The album left me rather cold. I did try to enjoy it but I couldn’t find that emotional connection. And I haven’t listened to it since until recently.

Well when Aaron advised me had a copy to review of their new album – The Serpent, the Prophet and The Whore – I thought I would give them another try as I heard many positive things about their new album. So here goes with my review.

What we have here is an 8 song album that runs for 47 minutes or so. I don’t know what has happened but this album is a work of Sludge/Post-Metal brilliance.

The guys are heavier and louder than ever. They have an adrenaline fuelled purpose not seen on their debut album. Everything comes together brilliantly. The riffs, the lyrics and the vocals all have an equal part to play.

First track – Start with a Heartbeat – draws you in with its heavy pummelling riffs and great blend of Clean and Hardcore based vocals to drive the hard hitting atmosphere home. This album will have you instantly hooked as it has a sombre and bleak mood all the way through. Especially with the great song titles the band have came up.

If your into ISIS, Neurosis, The Ocean and Cult Of Luna then get ready to add Abraham to your must have Sludge/Post-Metal bands. The guys have really excelled themselves here. They have written a blistering album that should set them amongst the leaders of the new breed of Sludge/Post-Metal artists.

The vision of the songs is quite startling and breathtaking especially on “This is Not A Dead Man Yet”, “New King, Dark Prophet” and the epic 8:28 masterpiece – “Carcasses”.

The album is expertly produced and performed by all involved. This is brutal and bleak Sludge/Post-Metal to drown your sorrows to. Don’t expect uplifting Post-Rock interludes or ambient passages as Abraham keeps things lean, mean and very angry. And it’s the better for it.

Abraham have delivered a truly career-defining album for themselves. And one that will see them go a very long way indeed.

This is an album that deserves your maximum attention now. And I urge you all to check it out. Thanks to this album I am now a confirmed fan of these hugely talented Sludge Rockers. So much so I am beginning to enjoy their debut album in a whole new light.

Awesome and Highly Recommended.

You can buy this brilliant album on Pelagic Records from 28th Sept 2012 and from all good stockists as well.

I have to thank Pelagic Records for hooking us up with this. Much appreciated.

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