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REVIEW - ABIGORUM - EXALTUS MECHANISM - 2019 - SATANATH RECORDS - BLACK/DOOM METAL AMBIENT

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ABIGORUM - EXALTUS MECHANISM - 2019 - SATANATH RECORDS

Cosmic Ambient Doom/Black Metal 





Aleksey Korolyov may be the (very busy) boss of Satanath Records, the biggest underground label in Russia, but he is nonetheless an artist and musician.  So is Abigorum, which is neither more nor less than its creation, in the year of grace 2012.  Aleksey plays there almost alone until 2019, when he recruits two musicians from Germany (Tino Thiele on guitar and vocals, also in Metamorph and Vulfgar) and Sandra Batsch on bass). The result of this mutation is this extremely black and sumptuous album, skillfully blending Black and Doom Metal and gloomy Ambient. This "Exlatatus Mechanism" takes you to the darkest confines of space, to distil a music of the spheres that has nothing reassuring about it. Behind Tino's versatile vocals, going from Black Metal "shrieks" to a corpse growling in a second death phase, reinforced for the gutturality of the German language, hides a band at ea…