Abhorrence – Megalohydrothalassophobic

Label: Svart Records     Release date: 14.9.2018

Abhorrence are legends in the Death Metal scene as they had been hugely influencial. Fans of this Finnish act might had hoped for this to happen sooner – now after 28 years the band releases 23 minutes of brand new material on their EP  Megalohydrothalassophobic. Inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and Timothy Morton’s philosophy the lyrics deal with the horror vision of an ecological disaster.  

I had a chance to hear 2 new songs when performed

live on stage – and this EP confirms my impression that the band surrounding Amorphis-guitarist Tomi Koivusaari (Kalle Mattsson – guitar, Jukka Kolehmainen – vocals, Jussi “Juice” Ahlroth – bass and drummer Waltteri Väyrynen) has undergone quite a bit of musical development.

Don’t worry, Old School Death Metal is still the dominating genre – but in a much more refined, grooving and complex version that still sounds catchy. You can spot influences from the Doom- as well as the Progressive scene, and occasionally there seems to be an Amorphis echo… The only thing I find indigestible on this EP is its title…  Highly recommended.


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Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...