Abigorum is black/doom metal/ambient project from Russia/Germany, formed in April 2012. The new Abigorum album Exaltatus Mechanism tells the story of the fascination of the black and grey side of evil, the ridicule of vices and hatred for people who are accustomed to a normal life and do not understand that everything around them is just an illusion, and that they are slaves. The track Grau Und Schwartz,
Abigorum is probably for fans of band as Blut Aus Nord, Spektr, Abigor, Satyricon and Nortt. Abigorum began as the solo project of Russian musician Aleksey Korolyov, who is also the owner of Satanath Records. Operating on his own, and drawing upon traditions of doom, black metal, and dark ambient music, he recorded a sequence of releases that included a collaboration with Cryostasium (2016’s Unholy Ghost Liturgy) and a split with Striborg (2018’s Spectral Shadows). Since then he has expanded the line-up of Abigorum with the addition of two German musicians, guitarist/vocalist Tino Thiele (from Wulfgar and Metamorph) and bassist Sandra Batsch, and together they have completed the debut album named Exaltatus Mechanism. The track Krieg,
Simplicity is the hallmark of the ingredients! The crack and boom of a plodding drum rhythm, the cycling of long moaning chords, the spectral wailing of the lead guitar; a whispering wind of ambient sound. Occasional distorted, echoing sounds of monstrous roars, lacerating shrieks, and deep spoken words. Simple though the ingredients may be, they combine to create a sepulchral anthem of preternatural dread and mortal hopelessness. And as the spare, calamitous melody continues its cycle, it becomes increasingly hypnotic even as it sends shivers down the spine. The music seems like the beckoning of skeletal hands, inviting us toward our eternal home of oblivion. The track Maskenball,
The lyrics are all in German, and the mostly slower tempos fall squarely within the doom camp. That being said, there’s still plenty of harshness in the percussion, and those slower tempos add a decidedly sinister element to the song’s atmosphere never used by Abigorum before.