Abysee are a band from France that plays an instrumental form of post metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album En(D)grave".
"Eagle Of Haast" starts off with an exotic guitar solo, powerful drumming and heavy bass and rhythm guitar riffs that bring in doom metal elements then leading to a melodic post rock/metal guitar lead along with some shoegaze sound effects before going back to the rhythm's well maintaining the solos and before the end of the song the music speeds up with a blast beat from the drums.
"Ten Thousand Changes" starts out with a psychedelic sound before the music gets heavy with fast riffing and drumming for a few seconds the music slows down and gets dark, heavy and melodic along with some heavy bass playing for a couple of minutes then a melodic guitar solo makes it way into the song, then the music switches back to being heavy and melodic while still having the lead guitar parts.
"Mastodon' starts of with a very slow and heavy stoner/doom metal riff and powerful drumming which leads up to a powerful bass guitar line before going into the mid paced area and switching back and forth, which sets up the pace for a guitar solo which makes the guitars sound even heavier when the rhythm's return.
"Forest Monument" starts out with some guitar distortion before the drumming starts kicking in which in returns is the beginning of a heavy guitar riff and post metal lead, then the song goes into a more blues rock direction until the clean playing kicks in before reverting back to being heavy and melodic while still keeping the lead guitars which also close the song.
"Sharp And Chrome" starts off with a brief use of clean playing before the heavy doom metal guitar riffs and powerful drumming kicks in and the rhythm guitar adds in influences from other styles of metal along with a powerful guitar solo and heavy bass playing make their presence known while maintaining the heavy riffing.
"Golden Life" starts off with a slow guitar riff before the melody and drums kick in which leads to the beginning of the heavier riffing for a few seconds before a post rock guitar leads starts introducing itself to the song which does not affect the heaviness, as the song moves on a soft acoustic guitar comes in.
"Light For Wheke" starts out with some heavy drumming and guitar riffs before getting into some post metal melodies and powerful bass playing which in turns sets up the pace for a melodic guitar solo while still keeping the heavy riffs before slowly drifting into a brief clean riff until going back to being heavy for t he rest of the song.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from the music with the music being all instrumental, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Abysee are a very great sounding instrumental post metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eagle Of Haast" "Forest Monument" and "Golden Life". RECOMMENDED BUY.