Album Title: 
Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
Release Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014
Review Type: 

There are many bands that are called Abyssal, but this review deals with the second album by the so-called band from the United Kingdom, recorded shortly after the release of 2012’s Denouement. Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius had been originally self-released on CD and as digital download, then re-issued on digipack-CD edition via the great Profound Lore Records-label (which is sort of ‘specialised’ within the most obscure and morbid sub-regions of Death Metal nowadays) in Spring 2013, and on tape a couple of weeks later through Exitium Productions. Iron Bonehead will release this material on vinyl under the format of a double-LP pressing. It will be limited to 500 copies only, but it does come in a nice package.

Novit Enim … brings a massive, majestic, colossal form of Morbid Death Metal with an enormously decadent sound. It’s fat and filthy, miles away from clinical perfection, yet this production fits perfectly to the aural pleasure. The tracks permanently interfere in between the extremes of energetically powerful and oppressive / suffocative slow. They maintain a level of melody, but translated into a lurching and crushing definition of post-apocalyptic morbidity. The album brings a bleak cacophony of Aural Obscurity, an interpretation of Armageddon at the one hand, and Nothingness at the other. The blackened nastiness plunge into the depths, and he, doesn’t this refer to the band’s moniker? Damn, it’s almost emotive to have a band which moniker truly defines the musical compositions it creates. Abyssal

Anyway, if you’re into the likes of Ævangelist (check out the review on their new album, Omen Ex Simulacra, very recently updated on February 8th 2014), Portal, Mitochondrion or FŌR (Blakaz Asko Herto was updated on December 17th 2013), mixed with elements from Asphyx, Incantation and Obliteration, then… and so on…