Abhorrence - Megalohydrothalassophobic (2018)


Delivering over 23 minutes of classical Scandinavian Death Metal, today we have Finland’s Abhorrence and their latest EP “Megalohydrothalassophobic”. All the fans of old-school Death Metal will be salivating for this release and with good reason as it is a force to be reckoned with. Showcasing a timeless musical style with modern production values makes this EP be one hell of a headbanging item to add to your collection.

Opening with the traditional intro, “Anthem for the Anthropocene” delivers a superbly catchy wave of riffs that bring back memories of the early days of Death Metal. The band’s nostalgic sound is nicely enhanced by a crystal clear recording which allows every detail to be fully appreciated, as we can hear from the punishing “The Four Billion Year Dream”. With all musicians being experts at their craft, the songs are nicely structured to inflict the maximum amount of damage.

With our neck already hurting, “Hyperobject Beneath the Waves” unleashes a vicious drumming onslaught, perfectly contrasted by crunchy guitars and a throbbing bass guitar line. Closing with the funky “The End Has Already Happened”, the band sets an unsettling mood with some eerie atmospherics before building up to one last barrage of meaty hooks and punchy growls.

Overall, “Megalohydrothalassophobic” is one killer release that made us dust off our Centinex, Morgoth, and old Macabre CDs. With such a timeless sound and the right musicians in every instrument, Abhorrence unleashes over 20 minutes of music that will rattle any Death Metal fan and will certainly add to the band’s legacy.

Bands: Abhorrence Album: Megalohydrothalassophobic

Label: Svart Records

Release: September 14th, 2018

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Genre: Death Metal

Country: Finland

Rating: 90/100

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