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Abigail's Ghost


Heavy Prog

3.26 | 61 ratings

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3 stars When trying to work out a unique style ABIGAIL'S GHOST have made a step forward. With intent or not - the predecessor album 'Selling Insincerity' sounds like provided with obvious Porcupine Tree references (well done though). This time you will be aware of a heavier tendency as immediately documented with the title track for example. The songs once more are made up with sense of melody - the band's preference without a doubt besides Joshua Theriot's voice. They are mixing up Art Rock and Prog Metal elements tending to the latter with a powerful rhythm work and hard riffing guitars appearing.

Romantique Life could be mentioned as another suitable example. The song consists of some calm melodic parts but is mainly contributed with a very heavy behaviour. The band's emphasis is on the compact guitar work where instrumental solos as rare to find. And you will only detect decent keyboard/synth contributions. With the balladesque exceptions Sneak Peak and Grave Concerns ABIGAIL'S GHOST are consequently alternating between mellow and heavy, sometimes even crushing sections within the songs. The longest track Annie Enemy can be noted as a highlight here.

'D_letion' is not that spectacular but offering proper, more prog metal oriented songs anyhow which are enjoyable for sure. Fans of music made by Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Dream Theater resp. other melodic prog metal bands won't fail when looking into this - 3.5 stars.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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