From The Abyss - Chaos Supremacy - Reviewed By Metal Bite ! Check it out here at this link: https://metalbite.com/album/42001/from-the-abyss-chaos-supremacy
Review by Alex Grindor on April 4, 2021.
From The Abyss (Cuban death metal) will spawn their second full-length titled Chaos Supremacy at the end of the month, and if you like your death metal in mid-paced headbanging speed, then this will be for you.
Quite the peculiar death metal record that this is, as it relies on slow, crawling pace rather than the frenzied velocity of most death metal out there. With the exception of one track, almost the entire album stays in this mid-paced approach. This does work in their favor, however, as it is pretty much a headbanging feast. Heavy, catchy riffs mar this record from start to finish, which may feel a bit over repetitive but nonetheless it is enjoyable. Drums pummel their way through the tracks, with a high dose of double bass. Vocals are well executed, with a deep growl that accentuates the album with inhuman force, with some small breaks of spoken words here and there.
Production-wise, it takes a similar approach to the old-school swedish sound, but a bit more "meaty". It reminded me of "Nightmares Made Flesh". Every instrument is crystal clear in the recording, with none taking up more than the other, a perfect balance in my opinion. As stated before, due to the record being a more straight-forward, mid-paced death metal reminiscent of Morbid Angel's work, it may become a bit stale and boring at moments, but it does offer a lot of treats, great riffs, twin melodies and great solos all over the place.
The album ends with a cover of my favorite death metal band, Bloodbath. 'Mock the Cross', which is perfectly executed in all its blasphemous glory. If you are tired of the over-the-top frenzied death metal, and love the mid-paced work of Morbid Angel, Incantation and Bloodbath, then you will love this album once it's released. I myself am a fan of the more brutal, fast-paced death metal bands but still I found myself headbanging a lot to this record. It may lack a bit of variety but overall it is a well executed record. Stay tuned for its release on April 30th through Vrykoblast Productions.
Rating: 8 out of 10 - Metal Bite
From The Abyss
Album Title: Chaos Supremacy
Format: Audio CD
Date of Release: 30/04/21
Label: Vrykoblast Production
The band From The Abyss was formed in 2015, in Havana, Cuba, with the intention of making a heavy and solid sound, along the lines of the old school of death metal. The group has been working on the promotion of the new album Chaos Supremacy, which will be released in April by Vrykoblast Productions. The album cover is courtesy of Alex (Stench Art), illustrated and colored by Azmi Aztragartorgth, and the inner design of the booklet is signed by Nyoman Sastrawan of Sadistic Records. "Chaos Supremacy" is the band's second album and will be released on April 30, 2021, in CD format, via Vrykoblast Productions, and will feature 10 tracks, in addition to a cover by the Swedish death metal band Bloodbath.
FFO: Morbid Angel, Incantation, Bloodbath
Ariel Bustamante (Drums)
Lazaro Rabelo (Bass)
Jorge Garcia (vox & Guitars)
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