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Album Review: Abysmal Grief – Mors Eleison

The mid-late ‘90s in doom metal were a time of flux, moreso than any before or since. On the US front TROUBLE had gone full bloom, from the Sabbathian tones of its classic era into the hazed out, psychedelia-fueled Manic Frustration and Plastic Green Head, whilst on the other side of the Pond, Peaceville’s Big 3 and CATHEDRAL had morphed into entities that – while still miserable as ever – were not what they were at the start. It’s a safe bet, though, that all sub-variations of doom today owe themselves to the exploration of that time, so all that […]

ABYSMAL GRIEF to have classic debut EP reissued by SUN & MOON

Today, Sun & Moon Records sets June 25th as the international release date for a long-overdue reisue of ABYSMAL GRIEF’s classic debut EP, Mors Eleison, on CD format for the first time ever. By now, ABYSMAL GRIEF should require little introduction. Since 1996, the band have prolifically maintained their position as Italy’s foremost purveyors of traditional doom. Originally released in 2006 on vinyl, Mors Eleison followed a handful of demos and split releases; as such, it was ABYSMAL GRIEF’s first stand-alone pro recording just prior to their classic self-titled album in 2007. Even this early on, their sulfurous magick was […]