Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and most ghastly form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless album to date. On their third and brand new LP Cinereus Incarnate the Oakland CA dark doom band unravel a blood-curdling sonic tale about a nightmarish world cursed to eternal twilight, where reality is torn to pieces and existence is reduced to the final stages of survival. Taking form through a deluge of suffocating distortion and dismal atmospheres that defies any categorization, Abstracter have created an hallucinatory and apocalyptic work that oozes with an immanent and oppressive sense of defeat and of unravelling hope, fusing together crust, black, doom, death metal, and cancerous strains of noise, drone, and dark ambient to summon a soul-crushing sonic cataclysm of utter misery and despair.
This brand new album sees Abstracter move further away from their origins and experiment even more with drone, dark ambient, (harsh) noise, black and death metal, while also vastly enhancing their primordial pool of influences centered around Corrupted’s slow-moving crushing doom nihilism, Amebix’s apocalyptic end-times crust, and Godflesh cold and dissonant crush-depth. At the core of the earth-shaking sonic annihilation of the album lies however an even vaster and intelligible plethora of influences ranging from Blut Aus Nord, Dystopia, Swans, Disembowelment, to Skullflower, Winter, Khanate and Celtic Frost which Abstracter have coerced together to erect an obsidian black wall of monstrous sound that levitates out of solid darkness crushing and devouring everything in its path. The end result is a terrifying listen and the absolute pinnacle in the band’s eight-year long sonic exploration. With its ghastly atmospheres choked by noisy dark ambience and its colossal progressions of shapeshifting black/death/doom, Cinereus Incarnate is a catastrophic listen - a sonic ordeal about a wretched world fallen to its knees in which the lines between life and hell, and reality and nightmare have been vaporized as existence sinks into a tormented shadowzone obscured by falling ash and nuclear fallout.
Invisible oranges have premiered the track Ashen Reign, calling Cinereus Incarnate "a sinister execution of doom, death, black, and sludge metal". You can checkout their article and stream the track HERE.
Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Undergang, Acephalix, Autopsy, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush etc.) in Oakland CA, and mastered at Audiosiege in Portland OR by Brad Boatright (Nails, Wolfbrigade, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre etc), the monstrous album comes with an appallingly dense, layered, and oppressive production and features haunting dark ambient soundscapes and noise contributions by Sutekh Hexen’s own visual/noise luminary Kevin Gan Yuen (who also curated the album’s grandiose and apocalyptic art) and by San Francisco-based dark industrial musician Only Now - an unholy alliance which has yielded a sonic behemoth unlike anything else with an absolutely annihilating and otherworldly sound. Cinereus Incarnate is slated to be released on June 8 2018 through Sentient Ruin (tape/US LP), Vendetta Records (EU LP), Tartarus Records (EU tape), I Voidhanger Records (CD), and Daymare Recordings (Japanese enhanced CD with a cover of Amebix's Fear of God as a bonus track) - pre-orders for all formats are live on the band's Bandcamp, or on our store or Bandcamp.