A horrible hack



Year Released: 2013
Format: CD
Label: Blue Wave
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on Jul 3, 2014
Isis and 5ive spring to mind as Abysse play the first notes of 'Eagle of Haast'. Post-metal, which is basically a faster and harsher version of post-rock, in this case utilising no vocals. But there are neat guitar solos if that's your thing and everything combines well. The drumming is something I always look out for with bands like this - a variety of interesting grooves is essential and here it does not dissapoint. There are moments when I really get into the music but it is not sustained. Something about the repetive but sludgy riffs of 5ive entrance me, which doesn't happen here. I think overall we're talking about a band a league or two down but En(d)grave is a good effort and has its moments.

3rd July 2014

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