A Full Negation Of Existence
Review by Tara on January 27, 2016.
When I read the description for Abythic in the promo notes, the part "For fans of Grave, Asphyx and Bolt Thrower" got me pretty amped up. Unfortunately, this feeling of utter joy was only for a moment. A Full Negation of Existence shows quite a bit of promise but manages to fall short.
The opening track, ‘The Dissolution of Adam’ is one hell of a rager, an assault of raw and old school influenced death metal. As the album's stand out track, it's chock full of clever hooks and melodic riffage without letting up an inch of brutality. Unfortunately, it seems as though Abythic threw all their eggs into one basket. ‘The Dissolution of Adam’ is a prime example of what Abythic are truly capable of. The remainder of the album after its stellar opener is really nothing special and very run of the mill especially the last track: a 20 minute ambient piece which seems to drag on for an eternity. The production on this album is quite impressive so it's a shame that maybe a bit more effort wasn't put into creating material that is captivating and original.
I REALLY wanted to like this album a WHOLE lot. The album opener shows how much potential Abythic have to be a top notch death metal act. Hopefully they will properly display their talents on the next release.
Rating: 6 out of 10