After break of six years, Abigor
finally released new album and I think it was worth of waiting. Probably many people will not like Fractal Possession
, because it's so experimental and weird, but I think this is more or less a logical continuation of their previous album. I am a big fan of the old school black metal and I don't like the most of the modern stuff, but I simply can not deny the brilliance of this album. You should be just a little open minded to understand that this is how they think black metal of today should sound.
When I played Fractal Possession
for the first time : I was very nervous while the intro was going, because Abigor
was always one of my favorite bands and I feared that they will not fill up my expectations, but when first song begun the fear was gone.
With every next riff the music was becoming more and more exciting and insane. When first two minutes passed I was thinking that 99% of the today's black metal bands should split up, because almost everything sounds miserable in comparison to this and that feeling lasted for the entire album.
I can not describe how much I was excited while I was listening to this. There is no other band that can be compared with this ; everything is so original, fresh and new. Fractal Possession
will surely become a classic in years to come. Songs are very complex and technical, but everything is perfectly arranged. There are so many different parts in every song, but nothing sounds out of place. I noticed that with every next listen I hear some things that I did not hear before. The new vocalist did excellent job too. His vocals are very diverse and varied. In some moments, he reminds me to Attila
Csihar from Mayhem
. The reason why I didn't give this album a perfect rating is because some parts are not that memorable, but just a few parts here and there.
I hope Fractal Possession
will influence other people, because so many things can be learned from this. One is that you can not make good music unless you sacrifice a lot of your time and put a lot of effort in what you are doing. It's clear that these people dedicated their lives to this art. With this album, Abigor
placed themselves on the throne of the black metal scene, beside bands as Deathspell Omega
and maybe just few others.
My favorite songs :
", "Lair Of Infinite Desperation", "Injection Satan