What is great about this album is that it is eloquent, varied and powerful without ever being distracted by anything that does not directly burst from each previous moment. This gives the listener the impression that every single is truly an inextricable part of the whole, leaving no room for extraneous effects or "clever" but vapid musical “enrichments.” —DEATH METAL UNDERGROUND
The follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut, “Fractured in the Timeless Abyss”, Ectovoid’s second album “Dark Abstraction” sees the U.S. outfit expand and develop their sound in all areas while remaining true to the morbid and punishing death metal of their roots. Delving into the darkest depths of the mind, perception, and existential dread, the eight songs that make up “Dark Abstraction” embrace and glorify the cryptic emptiness and terrifying mysteries that encompass and pervade all aspects of human reality, with music that balances atmosphere and depth with raw energy and power.
released July 17, 2015
Ectovoid are: C.M - Drums, C.B. - Bass/Vocals, M.S. - Guitars
All music by Ectovoid.
Ambient conclusion by Joshua Freemon.
All lyrics by C.M. except “Mental Netherworlds” by C.B.
Recorded and mixed by Joshua Freemon at Dead Sound Studios.
Mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios.
Artwork and design by Bartłomiej Kurzok.
Photography by Amber Slanders.
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Why do people like this music? Because they hate how it carries them away? How it transfers sound into inner peace? How it is right on, as a combination of all right sounds and tempo; like a violent peace that it is?
I just don’t know. FakeFur777
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019