This Friday (May 11th), Swiss post-metal/atmospheric sludge practitioners Abraham will drop the mammoth concept offering, "Look, Here Comes The Dark!" via Pelagic Records. Today, the band teamed up with Metalsucks for the full stream of the new album over here, or you can just stay where your are and enjoy the album in the player provided above.
Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location.
A classic post-apocalyptic dystopia, like a musical version of McCarthy's "The Road," or Whitehead's "Zone One," "Look, Here Comes The Dark!" is divided into four consecutive periods throughout which the story of the disappearance of all life on Earth is told. Each section - I: Anthropocene, II: Phytocene, III: Mycocene, and IV: Oryktocene - is defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, degree of experimentation, and choice of instrumentation.
During the now eight years of existence and through festivals and tours supporting the likes of Cult Of Luna and The Ocean, Abraham has forged a reputation as one of the leading post metal bands in Europe - but "Look, Here Comes The Dark!" is truly something more in every imaginable regard: intensity, conceptuality, ferocity, delivery, obsession, depth, length, darkness, madness...
Though it's easy to assume a clear message from its theme, the band clarifies that "Look, Here Comes The Dark!" does not intend to serve as a political pamphlet. "This apocalyptic frame of mind allows us to apprehend the dark and violent emotions which emerge when we are confronted with our sinking world, enabling us to move beyond denial and bargaining, to welcome fear, despair, and rage instead of letting them consume us and thereupon to begin to grieve over the demise of our civilization," comments comments drummer/vocalist D. Schlagmeister, whose broken, wrecked melodic vocals clash with main vocalist Olivier Haehnel's destructive and prophetic growls. "It is a long funeral lament."