Abreaction

Amiensus – Abreaction Review

Amiensus – Abreaction Review

“It beats me how the grief-stricken yet gorgeous and woodsy, black metal of Minnesota’s Amiensus flew under the radar of my hawk-like colleagues here at AMG up until now. After my first few listens of the ten year old band’s newest material, however, I couldn’t help myself from feeling taken aback and even pouting a little. Where are the beautiful, aching cleans and shimmering synths of 2013’s Restoration and 2015’s Ascension, I wondered? Amiensus‘s first two albums, arguably more accessible than their latest, were especially formative for me.  They pulled me into the metal genre deeper than any other metal albums I had listened to before, more so even than Panopticon‘s Autumn Eternal.” Gourd songs.

Svart Crown – Abreaction Review

Svart Crown – Abreaction Review

“‘Malevolence.’ That word resonated through my mind as I listened to the fourth full-length by French death/black outfit Svart Crown. A word so mundane and exploited in adjective-laden reviews that it appears frivolous when used to describe metal. Yet, when Abreaction is concerned, the seeping and creeping feeling suggested by the word seems almost palpable, venturing beyond just a cool appellation and into territories of real unease.” You merely adopted the evil.