Today we have reviewer Mohammad Kabeer (from Necrofilth) doing the review of the EP ‘Vessel’ from ‘Abriosis’
3. Peering Into Oblivion
Canada is the Hub of technical metal with all time legends like Gorguts and Voivod to the more modern genre benders like Despised Icon and Strapping Young Lad. Abriosis is a new band trying to fit in the niche carved by these giants. Does it live up to the expectations? lets find out.
Abriosis is a four piece from Vancouver, British Columbia consisting of Alxs Ness(Vocals),Taylor Lipton,(Guitar) Ryan Mcdonnell(Bass) and Robin Iwasiw (drums). The band’s music can be categorised as Technical Death Metal. They have an interesting approach towards their sound, they combine the dissonance odd time signatures and independent , distinguishable bass lines of the more technical, experimental side of Metal like Gorguts, Deathspell Omega with the more straight forward crushing riffage of Brutal Death Metal in a way that is quite fresh and celebrates the nuances of both the genres equally. . But despite all of this Abriosis have one major flaw, and it’s a flaw that’s quite common in this genre. They are not able to put all of these elements together in a complete cohesive manner, this ultimately prevents the band from creating music that goes beyond things like notes, tone , accents syncopation and reaches a higher level , creating art that cause s a deep surge of emotion or creates an atmosphere which one can almost feel. And this unfortunately, is why there is a line of separation between Abriosis and the bands mentioned above. However there was one song which did all of these things and did them rather well, that being the third song Peering into Oblivion which creates a chilling atmosphere which I could sense right from the start of the song with that haunting guitar dissonance which is built up throughout the song perfectly, and balanced well with their brand of brutal death metal.
So now when all is said and done all I can say is that although I did enjoy this E.P. but I am not going to be going back to it a lot maybe occasionally , well until they make more songs like ‘Peering into Oblivion’.
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