Abythic – Beneath Ancient Portals LP
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Beneath Ancient Portals sees ABYTHIC taking elements of their earlier material– patient and pulsing riffing, linear composition, an emphasis on doomy downtempo segments – and brings them to fuller fruition, diving deeper and deadlier into thundering, desolate DOOM. In many ways, Beneath Ancient Portals often recalls the proud ‘n’ powerful class of mid-period Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Grave, and Pentacle, so hypnotically heaving is their dreadnought weight here. But in other ways, ABYTHIC put their own stamp on doomy death metal through a potently occult aura…or one that sounds like a crypt slowly opening, all before a rust- and blood-covered tank rolls forward out of it, crushing all in its path. It’s simply mesmerizing either way.