Abstracter are a band from the Bay Area of California that plays a mixture of black metal, crust, doom, psychedelic, shoegaze, noise and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2012 album "Tomb Of Feathers" which was released by The Path Less Traveled Records.
Drums range from slow, to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the sound effects bring in psychedelic and noise music elements to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine black and doom metal with crust and hardcore punk as well as psychedelic, shoegaze and noise music to create a sound of their own with a good amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing and there a re little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from clean singing, high pitched black metal screams and deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover a concept about madness and mental disease, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording, in addition the songs are very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Abstracter are a very great sounding hybrid of black metal, doom, crust, hardcore punk, shoegaze, noise and psychedelic music and if you are a fan of groups that mix these musical styles together, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Ash". RECOMMENDED BUY.