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As a whole, the music is epic and grandeur. At times it can be a bit brutal, but it never really crosses any lines that would have them labeled as so. I can hear the hardcore influence, but I don't really understand where a lot of people are coming from saying that there are no extreme tendencies in this music.
It’s a multiform album, with many different atmospheres, between bright and obscure, exploiting as never before in the band’s life the space sound, leaving the silence populated with some echoed arpeggios and especially disorienting brutal breaks… Rhythmically, this album goes further, far more audacious. And the more you listen to it, the less it sounds disorienting or death metalish.There are many riffs and they aren’t repeated much, so that the music is changing much.
This limited 7” has been released in 2004 on the US label Dark Horizon Rec. and consists of two exclusive versions of existing tracks. This was the time when the band split up and, thus, the inlay typically reflects this release’s role of “tombstone” of Abigor. The big logo of the band surrounded by the dates “1993 – 2004” is a prelude to a deathlike silence of two years…
The music is filled with hidden tension, darkness waits just around the corner. The music is very slow at times, keeping you waiting for the next horror that crawls out of the darkness. Dark ambience layered with piano and synth, backed up by drumming or percussion. Some of the music would fit a dark horror movie without a doubt, preferably one themed around 'gothic'. Churches, religion, graveyards, the whole thing.
Dark Orchestral Ambient / Gothic Soundscapes / Esoteric Neoclassical
Admittedly there’s nothing startlingly new on here; there are the usual sweeping keyboard passages, chanting voices and slight atonalities combined with sound effects to create an appropriately eerie ambience. Quite frankly though the fact that it doesn’t break new ground is irrelevant – what matters most is the creation of dread atmospheres and eldritch airs, stirring up images of twilit worlds where abominable creatures out of time and space dwell...
For the most part, I cannot stand bands that feel the need to lie about who they are in order to pull of an image to sell records. However, Abruptum has never been about the music. Abruptum has never been music at all. Abruptum has always been nothing more than a muse; that is, an inspiration to those of us wishing to seek something out through their music on an artistic level. Thus, Evil Genius is not so much an album, as it is an audible artwork meant to pull us into our own trance and state of being, to find the darkness within ourselves and take that journey with the help of their own tortured artwork.
The music here is, despite the lack of information, and the experimental sounds, very impressive and reminds quite a lot of the looped tracks of the only Suspicious Records (Hive Records Sublabel) compilation Broken Nightlights: A Collection of Nighttime Music and Inky Dark Beats.