Abyssian are a band from Italy that plays a dark mixture of goth and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Nibiruan Chronicles" which was released as a joint effort between Violent Nebula and Visionaire Records.
A very dark sounding synth and acoustic guitars start off the album which also use a great mixture of finger picking and full chords and after the intro the music goes into a heavier musical direction while also introducing melodic guitar leads on the recording while the riffing is done in more of a doom metal direction.
All of t he musical instruments on the recording h ave a very powerful sound to them and when vocals are added onto the recording they are done in a clean singing direction and they also mix in goth, symphonic and atmospheric sounds in with the heavier parts and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Acoustic guitars also make a return in certain sections of the recording and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard which also adds a slight death metal influence onto the recording and elements of electronic music can be heard briefly while t he screams add a touch of black metal onto the recording and some songs also bring in elements of traditional metal and d eath rock.
Abyssian plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in goth and doom metal while also add in a touch of black and death metal to create a style of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Atlantean tales, Sumerian Mythology, Ancient Alines, unknown Worlds and Submerged Culture themes.
In my opinion Abyssian are a very great sounding dark mixture of goth and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Neanderthal Sands" "The Sins Of Atlantis" and "Back To Tilmun". 8/5 out of 10.