Formed in 2003 from Los Angeles, California, Abysmal Dawn are an American death metal band that plays a style of occultism, loss, sci-fi themed and socialized commentary death metal. After the phenomenal release of 2014’s Relapse Records effort of Obsolescence, Phylogenesis is the latest offering and first official album release through Season Of Mist and my oh my, am I excited about this release.
Eight tracks and nearly 39 minutes of destructive death metal essentials that combines technicality and signifying boosts which gives these songs, production and acknowledged chemistry the album naturally reflects is absolutely glorious.
From its clear guitar tones, chaotic and unpredictable instrumentals and neoclassical-esque melody with touch of European and Eastern US death metal sounding landscapes, Phylogenesis by Abysmal Dawn is rhythmic, groovy and sprinkled technical styling that always moves the complimented truckloads smoothly and nicely. Tracks such as Soul‐Sick Nation, The Path of the Totalitarian, Hedonistic, and The Lament Configuration really does a phenomenal job balancing technical death metal elements and traditional death metal formulated structured variations well as some melodic black metal atmosphere from opening leads to A Speck in the Fabric of Eternity sets the boundary whole an unforgettable measurements that raises a twisted, dark and acoustical stumbling guitars brings a resonating touching finishes that’s persevering the worshiped difference between multiple contemporaneous acts upon hearing this album is nothing but incredible.
The members from Abysmal Dawn once again proved themselves why they keep the modern death metal alive and Phylogenesis is a sophisticated, descriptive, compromised and one of their most natural sounding albums they’ve done in a very, very longtime. Phylogenesis is simply put, their finest albums in the catalog that’s skilled, brutalized and calculated demonstrated so well. Go listen to this!
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler