powerofmetal.dk proudly presents the exclusive premiere of the track ‘Wonderful World’ from the upcoming full-length Abraham album, Look, Here Comes The Dark!, which will be out on May 11th, 2018. Enjoy.
ABRAHAM emerged from the flourishing Swiss music scene of the past decade. During their now 8 years of existence and through festivals and tours supporting Cult of Luna and The Ocean, the band have forged their reputation as one of the leading post metal bands in Europe — but this record here is really… something else. Something else in every imaginable regard: intensity. Conceptuality. Ferocity. Delivery. Obsession. Depth. Length. Darkness. Madness.
Look, Here Comes The Dark! is, simply put, a concept album about the end of times: a classic postapocalyptic dystopia, like a musical version of McCarthy’s „The Road“, or Whitehead’s „Zone One“. The album is divided into four consecutive periods, one for each vinyl record, throughout which the story of the disappearance of all life on Earth is told. Each section is defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, degree of experimentation and choice of instrumentation. Producer Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna has taken an approach that honors each part’s own integrity and identity, and mixed the drums, guitars, synths, vocals diferently for each part, as if they were independent records.
I – ANTHROPOCENE
II – PHYTOCENE
III – MYOCENE
IV – ORYKTOCENE
Though it’s easy to assume a clear message from this theme, the band clarifies that this album does not intend to serve as a political pamphlet.
„This apocalyptic frame of mind allows us to apprehend the dark and violent emotions which emerge when we are confronted with our sinking world, enabling us to move beyond denial and bargain- ing, to welcome fear, despair, and rage instead of letting them consume us and thereupon to begin to grieve over the demise of our civilization“
comments vocalist and drummer David Haldimann, whose broken, wrecked melodic vocals clash with main vocalist Olivier Haehnel’s destructive and prophetic growls. „It is a long funeral lament.“
“This is so intense that it is almost physically painful.” – Metal Hammer
An Eye On The Universe (2009)
The Serpent, The Prophet & The Whore (2012)
D. Schlagmeister – drums, vocals
J. Wierdmann – guitars, additional keys
M Axwielder – guitars
V. DiCabillo – bass
R. T. Especial – vocals, moog, noise