The good folks over at Peaceville Records were kind enough to send us an advanced copy of Abscess upcoming album 'Dawn Of Inhumanity' the other day. I couldn't have been happier. First off the rumors are true, the Darkthrone duo, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz do have a special 'cameo' appearance on this album--and it is good. Secondly, with a stacked cast and ex-members of the like of Autopsy and Death, this album did not disappoint.
'Dawn of Inhumanity' got off to a strong start with the angst-ridden, 'Queen of Filth and Plague' an ode of hateful and insane proportions. I could not help but be floored at this albums ability to pitch and shift between musical stylings greater than the sum of all their parts. Throughout are parts reminiscent of Carcass' 'Symphonies of Sickness', some Sabbath, and of course Autopsy. Great rock 'n roll solos throughout add an element of approachability to this album which is otherwise one that does not go for mass appeal. 'Dawn of Inhumanity' goes out with a huge bang in the final track, 'Black Winds of Oblivion', heavy as a dump-truck full of beefed up Austrians! Experimental and savage, 'Dawn of Inhumanity' simply breaks down barriers that previously existed between genres like sludge, punk, doom and death with a never boring approach and style to spare. You can get a copy of 'Dawn of Inhumanity' here - http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/1889/