Abysmal Grief have returned from the grave with their fourth full length album entitled ?Strange Rites of Evil?. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and with no signs of slowing down, this orchestra of necromantical doom have become one of the most persistent both in terms of consistency and following their very own vision.
Reunited with original drummer Lord of Fog, ?Strange Rites of Evil? shows the band from their most vile and scornful side while still keeping intact the sound they have come to be known for.
So you thought WARHAMMER, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS or HELLKOMMANDER were the only true heirs to HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST throne didn?t you?! Surely, formed in 2009, Florence?s BARBARIAN also namechecked RUNNING WILD or early BATHORY as one of t...heir main influences but come on, as soon as the first notes of ?Serve In Heaven, Reign In Hell? hit you off and ?Borys Crossburn? lets go his first ?ugh!? of the day, you know what the score is and as Tom G. Warrior would have say himself, the usurper?s tears surely guide their sword. Just look up at each of those three Italians? role in the band: ?necroharmonic guitarmageddon and invocations of baltic storms and polish metal albums?, ?eruptions of evil from cracked earth? and ?fuck off bombardment?. Indeed, only 1984 is real!!
Some bands are hard to fit into one single style. Formed by members of INSULTERS, VOIDKUSH merge the sound of their infamous band with new influences, a strong Death / Doom feeling, and a hazy vibe in the vein of "Carnival Bizarre" CATHEDRAL. 11 tracks dealing with darkness, witchcraft and the impending void. The executioner's ready, you better run!