Tampere, Finland based sludge/doom/hardcore trio Abysmal Rites released their debut full-length album »Nihilism Is Realism« on September 1st, 2023.
01. Nihilism Is Realism
03. The Tower
04. In Hell
05. Guinea Pig
06. Head Amputation
07. From Sewers They Came
08. Abysmal Rites
Courtesy of Against PR:
Emerging from the vibrant underground scene of Tampere, Finland, Abysmal Rites plunges listeners into the abyss of human despair and existential dread with their latest offering, »Nihilism Is Realism«. Released under their own label, this digital release is a visceral journey through eight tracks of primitive heavy/sludge soundscapes.
Formed in early 2022, Abysmal Rites is an unconventional sonic assault that embraces the power of minimalism. With a simple yet intense line-up of drums, bass, and vocals, they deliver a sound that is both brutal and unrefined. Songs like »Judgement« and »In Hell« channel the bleakness of life’s trials, while »Head Amputation« and »From Sewers They Came« offer a grittier, more confrontational musical expression.
The album was recorded in the band’s own rehearsal space, mixed by the band members themselves, and mastered by Virtalähde Mastering. This raw, DIY approach ensures that the music remains as untamed and authentic as the ideas behind it.
Fans of Electric Wizard, EyeHateGod, Conan, and Black Cobra will find themselves in familiar territory, yet intrigued by the unique stylings of Abysmal Rites. Whether you’re an aficionado of sludge or a newcomer to the genre, »Nihilism Is Realism« serves as a compelling testament to the power of raw music that cuts straight to the core.
Recorded and mixed by Markus Vähäaho / RAWART Creations.
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde / Virtalähde Mastering.
Abysmal Rites is:
J – Drums
M – Bass
R – Vocals