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Band
Abstract
Title
Concrete Visions
Type
LP/EP
Company
Ethereal
YOR
2000
Style
Death
1/1/2010 - Review by: Eric Compton
Grinding the gears and going nowhere
Playing out like a macabre version of Death crossed with Blessed Death, Brazil's Abstract are exactly what the sticker suggests. This stuff runs the gambit of technical thrash to Floridian death metal without one single ounce of hook. The band burkes any opportunity to create memorable riffs and vocal arrangements, instead grinding the gears and going nowhere. It's rough, made even more unpleasant with a middle of the boards sound quality that muddies things up beyond repair. I'll credit the energy, but the innovation and planning is anything but concrete.
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
2.5
MUSIC
2.5
VOCALS
2.5
PRODUCTION
2
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
2.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    2.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ABSTRACT
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Concrete Visions
2000
Ethereal
Eric Compton1/1/2010
2.5

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