Antikatastaseis (Profound Lore)
Reviewed by Michael Toland, Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Digital releases and never playing live, Abyssal remains as dark and mysterious as its LP art. Darker, as the blackened death of third full-length Antikatastaseis indicates. "I Am the Alpha and the Omega" sets the grisly scene: furious blast beats, sweeping drill-bit riffs, and animalistic vox buried deep in the mix for maximum misunderstanding. "Telomeric Erosion" follows suit, melody breaking through the shitstorm of rhythmic quirk. Twelve-minute epics boast variety and ambition, ambient mist enveloping powerhouse crunch. Fog in a hurricane, Antikatastaseis lays waste to everything in sight while shrouded in haze.