Just by looking at the cover of Reveal Nothing you can tell that what you are about to get is horrifying and entirely grim music and that’s exactly what is inside of this release. Reveal Nothing is a compilation of sorts that contains singles, songs from splits and songs from 7″ as well as one unreleased song. If you are familiar with Abysmal Grief then this is the release for you, and if you are just finding out about Abysmal Grief, this is also for you. Reveal Nothing is packed to the bursting point as it runs for well over an hour and is filled with eleven total songs for you to lose yourself in.
Abysmal Grief plays horror tinged doom that really makes you feel as though you are being haunted and watched by a spectral force. These horror fanatics do a great job of painting grim and haunted soundscapes for you as they envelop you in a thick and dreary atmosphere. Once you begin listening you become trapped in the dark and wondrous world that they create and sooner rather than later you figure out that you cannot escape from the ever shifting and twisting atmosphere. Every song on Reveal Nothing is intoxicating and highly memorable, and even with the long run times you won’t find a song on here that you would want to skip over.
Reveal Nothing pulls you into the alluring darkness and makes you stay a while and hang out with the spirits that seem to pour from your speakers as you are listening. This release is captivating as the musicianship is slick, the atmospheres are haunting and the soundscapes are wonderfully dark and dismal. No matter what you do these songs get stuck in your head and you find yourself wanting to listen more and more. Just about everything that you could ask for in a band and an album that plays in the vein of horror tinged doom is in this record and then some.
Not only does Abysmal Grief suck you into their music with all of the thick atmosphere that they provide, but they do so with the musicianship as well. These gents do a great job of balancing doom filled dirges with a more uptempo style of play that gets you headbanging faster. One moment you will be listening to the more uptempo style of play and the next they dive straight into soul damning doom. In the background to compliment the already sinister sound are keyboards that are instrumental in providing you with the cold and haunting atmosphere and the keyboards work seamlessly together with everything else to give you a cohesive and altogether terrifying sound.
This release gives you just about everything, and as mentioned before, if you are new to Abysmal Grief this is a great album to pick up, and if you are familiar with them this is still a great pick up. Reveal Nothing is over an hour of great horror tinged doom that really makes you feel as though a spectral force is watching you. This is a great listen that you just can’t listen to enough or simply get enough of.
Reveal Nothing will be out November 2, 2016 through Terror From Hell Records.