The Abyss where a band from Sweden that was a side project of the members of Hypocrisy and played a very fast, raw and primitive form of satanic black metal and this is a review of their 1996 album "Summon The Beast" which was released by Nuclear Blast Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very heavy, brutal, raw and primitive sounding with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are all grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness, and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording which does not take away from the raw and primitive nature of the music.
In my opinion The Abyss where a very great sounding heavy, fast, raw and primitive sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Satan's Majestic Empire" "Blessed With The Wrath Of Evil" and "Feasting On The Remains Of Heaven". RECOMMENDED BUY.