EP, Osmose Productions
September 9th, 1998
Genre: Blackened Thrash/Black Metal
Absu were one of the first "underground" metal acts I was introduced to and they're still one of my favorite bands despite the fact two main members are gone and their last release was a little on the weak side. While Tara is probably their best record and easily my favorite, this is practically on the same level.
There's four chaotic tracks here and one appears on Tara, all of them are fast-paced and very well written thrashy black metal. Proscriptor's drumming is truly legendary, intricate, fast, and odd as are his twisted and strange vocals. The riffs are blazing, catchy and vicious, lyrics surround occult celtic/sumerian mythology — real killer stuff. There really isn't another band like Absu.