Never to neatly fit in to one genre or another, Assumption combine the likes of doom and death metal to create a unique, abstract and ever mind expanding sound. Three tracks make up the entirety of Absconditus and through these three tracks you are treated to vast soundscapes, isolating cosmic atmosphere and extremely weighty down-tempo riffs that aren’t to be trifled with. These dirges of dark, death riddled doom metal are all consuming and ever expanding, warping your mind minute by minute. With psychedelic touches through each of the three tracks, Absconditus is an effort that provokes obscure hallucinations which ultimately break your mind completely.
From the very beginning, Assumption drag you in to the outer reaches of the cosmos. With a frigid and oppressive atmosphere to couple with the ever slow burning, crushing doom passages, Assumption grip you never to release you back in to reality. Absconditus is a massive and all consuming record all within three tracks. From beginning to end, Assumption holds your attention never to let it waver until everything has concluded. Assumption does a great job of sucking you right in to this record, keeping you entertained and keeping you guessing as to what oppressive force you are about to bear witness to.
Through each of these three immense offerings, Assumption hits you with numerous looks, keeping you guessing as to what lethal sounds you are about to hear next. Assumption shift from glacial dirges to venomous blasting death on a dime and back again. These tracks wear you down, making you buckle under their sheer weight as monstrous down-tempo riffs billow from your speakers as unearthly growls bellow from the ever darkening void. These tracks are colossal and their weight can certainly be felt from the very beginning all the way to end. As immense and powerful as “Absconditus” is as a whole, it is hard to turn away as this unique dirge of sickening death doom is incredibly captivating and alluring.
This is a masterfully crafted record, one that is complete with immense down-tempo riffs, unearthly blood curdling growls, hallucinatory ambiance and a smattering of skull sheering death metal. “Absconditus” is a monolithic effort, one that stands tall among the many doom releases that have billowed out of obscurity this year.