WILDERNESSKING "mystical future" LP
Black Metal done the old, bloody way. Abkehr’s debut LP is the first breath into this world of a swelling and pulsating black metal shadow-feeding frenzy. The recluse Northern Germany-based duo creates ominous and ravaging songs that explore the many manifestations of darkness, hopelessness, evil, and annihilation - condensing them into heathen sonic form to distill their very own expression of actual hell. Hideously and relentlessly crawling across four vast movements of pure incarnated darkness, Abkehr’s “In Asche” is a towering and commanding work in the current underground black metal panorama, which has managed to harness the primordial savagery of bands like Craft, the vast and enveloping hopelessness of bands like Weakling and Ash Borer, and the visionary wretchedness of brilliant black metal anomalies like Twilight and Leviathan, to create their own personal passageway into a tormented and shadow-torn world.