Church style organs and choirs start off the album and they also mix in with the heavier guitars a few seconds later giving the music more of a gothic doom metal feeling and after a couple of minutes melodic yet rough vocals are added onto the recording and they also bring in a touch of black metal onto the recording.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic musical direction and violins can also be heard in the music at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and clean playing is added onto the last track.
Abysmal Grief plays a musical style that takes the darkest forms of goth and doom metal and mixes it in with a black metal vocal approach to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Divinition, Occultism, Funeral Mysticism and Horrr themes.
In my opinion Abysmal Grief are a very great sounding mixture of goth and occult doom metal with a touch of black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Strange Rites Of Evil" and "Child Of Darkness". 8 out of 10.