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Abreacción – Abreacción

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Abreacción is an Argentinean Black/ Doom Metal band formed in 2011 in the municipality of Berisso. The band has just released their début album, self-titled Abreacción. Composed of two musicians, Abreacción focus on instrumental music. As I was advised to check them, I decided to give the band a try and, if enjoyed, review the album.

 

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Yes, obiously I really liked this release. The fact that it was “only” instrumental worried me a bit, as I, most of the times, prefer having some vocals added to the music, even if they re sparse. But, when listening to “Abreacción”, I didn’t feel this urge, this sentiment that something is missing, not at all. The compositions are long and well paced, classic tremolos are present as well as some Post-Metal elements. The music is fast, the Black Metal parts of the songs are breathtaking. There are some reminiscences of Agalloch and Fen, so you can expect atmospheric pieces too.

 

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As for the feelings over the release, how I “interpreted”, meaning how I felt the music,  I believe that there are some parts in which you feel some struggle, some sadness, but also some triumphant moments of hope.  I actually felt better while listening to this album, there’s no explanation why, but, after having a bad day and then listening to “Abreacción”, I felt a bit better. This is, in my humble view, music that comes from the soul, from the heart; this duo is very passionate over their creation. Obviously, this may vary, I don’t have the last word and, when it comes to feelings and sentiments over a release, it’s a very personal experience/ view.

 

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When it comes to the album’s production, I have nothing to complain about. Clean, but not very polished that, sometimes makes the releases sound sterile. No, here another great job was accomplished. And I close my thoughts by asking you all to give Abreacción a chance and then, if you like the band, to support them the way that is possible for you.

 

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Take care.

 

Grade: 9,8/10

 

Band: Abreacción

 

Album: Abreacción (2014)

 

Label: Independent/ Ocaso Otoñal Records

 

Tracklist:

 

1. I

2. II

3. III

4. IV

 

Abreacción is:

 

Ramiro Rios – Drums

Emanuel Veja – Guitars

 

Official Label Website: https://www.facebook.com/abreaccion.blackdoom

 

Official Label Bandcamp: https://abreaccionblackdoom.bandcamp.com/

 

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October 20, 2014

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