Abominablood – ‘Abomination Continues’

Artist: Abominablood

Title: Abomination Continues

Label: Cyclopean Eye Productions

Year: 2017

Review by JH

Abominablood hail from Argentina and is the sole project of Luciano Gorez aka L. Warpig Venomous Abominator, who also plays in Vomit of Doom. Abomination Continues is the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album, The Rotten Smell of the Entities that Murmur.

This is my first time listening to Abominablood, so I’m unable to comment on any of their past works; however, judging from what I’ve heard so far, this is some genuinely par quality black/death metal that emits an atmosphere so blasphemous that the mere thought of it makes angels weep.

Abomination Continues is an assemblage of pure evil, primal black/death metal that roots in acts such as Von, IncantationBlasphemy, Bolt Thrower, Beherit, as well as newer bands like Necros Christos and Teitanblood.

The guitars create a truly suffocating atmosphere and can be entrancing at times, while the vocalist utilises a deep and powerful growl that fits perfectly with the rest of the music. The drums, while nothing flashy, provide the perfect tempo and create patterns that help accentuate the overall feel of the music. It erupts like a volcano, sprinkled with shredding solos and eerie ambient pieces that enhance the mood. The tempo of the assault range from mid-to-fast to slower, more brooding passages that provide enough variation to prevent the experience from growing tedious; even after about 10 listens, you’ll find yourself fully submerged.

Abomination Continues clocks in at 32 minutes, featuring 8 tracks, with five actual songs and a few interludes thrown in. These interludes are actually pretty well done and act as gateways to the chaos that ensues by creating a stark and ritual-like mood. This isn’t your typical war metal band; a lot of thought and careful arrangement went into this album.

This record isn’t easy on the ears, it took me a few spins to fully digest its morose and foul aura, although it’s definitely worth it. The music is intense as hell, and the experience is much like being in a ritual; it should be absorbed as a whole. There’s a definite occult feel that oozes from the music, and much like Von, Abominablood relies on simplicity and atmosphere to create an hypnotic effect.

Maniacs who appreciate filthy, sepulchral black/ death metal with a ritualistic aura — especially in the vein of acts like Teitanblood, Embrace of Thorns, and Genocide Shrines — would do well to track this record down. You won’t regret it.

4.5/5

JH