- HELLBASTARD - Heading For Internal Darkness CD
- METH LEPPARD - Woke T-SHIRT
- SCHISMOPATHIC - Two Parts Of World Misunderstanding LP (SPLATTER)
- SACCAGE - Logo PATCH
- DIABOLIC - Mausoleum Of The Unholy Ghost CD (digipak)
- Grindcore #1 BUTTONS
- FLUIDS - Torture Euphoric T-SHIRT
- SPARAGMOS - Invitation From Host Of Wrath CD
- TRAUMA - Ominous Black CD (SLIPCASE)
- DEAD INFECTION - Fox T-SHIRT
Abigail's second album sees them fully embracing their rocking black/thrash sound and moving further away from their pure black metal sound. Features guest appearances by members of Sigh.Re-release with new layout. Thrashing Black Metal.
After listening to Abigail's debut "Intercourse & Lust" for several months, I decided to check and see what else the band had to offer. What I eventually saw was this album right here. At first I wasn't too sure about it, seeing that the songs were a lot shorter than those on the previous album, and the lyrics were not too strong, either.
Then I noticed that both Mirai and Shinichi of Sigh fame contributed to the album and knew then that I had to get it. After hearing the album for the first time, I couldn't even believe that I doubted this album in the first place!
One thing that all people who heard the debut album will immediately notice is that the songs sound a lot less dark than "Intercourse & Lust." The first review written for this album put it perfectly: a fusion of Venom and Motorhead. Fans of Barbatos' "Rocking Metal Motherfucker" will fall in love with this album.
The songs are short, but that also helps the album, since the band doesn't keep repeating the same riffs over and over again to make the song longer. Yasuyuki's vocals are also easier to understand than the vocals on "Intercourse & Lust." The guitar is very melodic, much more so than "I&L." 'Attack with Spell' and most of 'Hail Yakuza' from "I&L" will give you an idea of what to expect here. But still, that isn't enough to fully describe what you will be hearing here.
Overall, this album is great. I actually prefer it over "I&L" simply because the songs will stick in your head long after you are done listening to it. Go and pick this album up if you see it. The album's cover art is kind of hard to miss. You'll be glad you did.