Saturday, 31 January 2015

Absu ‎– In The Eyes Of Ioldánach (MCD 1998)

Country: United States

1. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. 03:27
2. Hallstatt 04:06
3. Manannán 05:31
4. Never Blow Out the Eastern Candle 04:26

Absu is an American band from Dallas, Texas.
Their demos and first album leaned towards death metal, but evolved more towards a black metal 
and thrash metal which includes elements of Celtic and folk music 
(and later, elements of jazz fusion, progressive rock and psychedelic music) 
which the band calls "Mythological Occult Metal".
Their lyrical themes are esoteric, including themes of Celtic, 
Sumerian and Mesopotamian myths and legends, alchemy, numerology, magick, and sorcery.
The band originally formed as Dolmen in 1989,
but this was changed to Absu in 1991.
The original members were Equitant Ifernain (guitars, bass, lyrics) and Shaftiel (guitars, vocals).
After recording two demos and an EP, they were joined by Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens – drums, vocals, lyrics).
They recorded four albums and an EP from 1993 to 2001. 
After the release of Tara in 2001 the band was put on hiatus as guitarist and bassist Equitant Ifernain and Shaftiel departed, citing musical differences and disinterest in the band, respectively.
In 2007, Proscriptor resurrected Absu, announcing a new line-up 
and a new (self-titled) album was released in 2009 followed by Abzu in 2011.
The band is currently in pre-production for their next album, titled Apsu.


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