August 05 – Review by Officer Nice – THEOPHAGIST – I AM ABYSS (Independent/ Hard Life Promotion)

 A band from Luxemburg? Do I know a band from Luxemburg? I guess I don’t. No… I have been thinking about it all morning and I don’t know a band from Luxemburg. How bizarre is that? This little country lies next to Germany, France and Belgium and yet…yet I can’t mention a band from out there. After digging the Internet I discovered bands from out there, some bands I even didn’t know they were from this little and bizarre land.

Anyway, this band started in 2007 but we need to skip a lot of years after. Influenced by the more extreme kinds of Metal this band plays technical Death Metal. They’re doing a really great job and the band delivers a fine album in the genre. This record is very good produced and is full of great riffing. Add screaming solo’s, technical played drums and very strong bass lines. The band delivers us a constant wall of power and that’s what this kind of music actually needs. This is headbanging stuff, energizing, dynamic all the way. On the other hand the band is able to create a good mood, a bit gloomy but that’s just what we want. Along with those intense played leads I really had a great time listening to this one. READ MORE…