“You who have come so far, you have witnessed the downfall of humankind, the reign of ferocious plants, and the psychedelic era of the god mycelium. Now, Earth has been cleansed from all life. Whether animal, insect, plant, or mushroom, nothing remains, but a handful of stone-eating human-like survivors…” — ABRAHAM on “Wind”
Look, Here Comes The Dark! is the conceptual new full-length from crushing Swiss post-metal/atmospheric sludge practitioners ABRAHAM.
A classic post-apocalyptic dystopia, like a musical version of McCarthy’s The Road, or Whitehead’s Zone One, Look, Here Comes The Dark! is divided into four consecutive periods throughout which the story of the disappearance of all life on Earth is told. Each section – I: Anthropocene, II: Phytocene, III: Mycocene, and IV: Oryktocene – is defined by a unique approach in terms of style, songwriting, degree of experimentation, and choice of instrumentation. Producer Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna has taken an approach that honors each part’s own integrity and identity, and mixed the drums, guitars, synths, vocals differently for each part, as if they were independent records.
Today BrooklynVegan offers up a premiere of “Wind” in all its dismal glory, the band issuing of the track, “‘Wind’ is the first track off the fourth part of our upcoming album. This is the final era, the oryktocene, the reign of stones. You who have come so far, you have witnessed the downfall of humankind, the reign of ferocious plants, and the psychedelic era of the god mycelium. Now, Earth has been cleansed from all life. Whether animal, insect, plant, or mushroom: nothing remains, but a handful of stone-eating human-like survivors to witness this. The last cell, the last bit of bacteria, the slightest mitochondrion, every little brick of living has crystallized. Expect bare landscapes, a planet of sand and dust, an empty rock floating through space. And the according sound…”
Get gloomy with ABRAHAM’s “Wind,” courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, sample “Silent At Last,” “Vulvaire,” and “Wonderful World” below.
ABRAHAM’s Look, Here Comes The Dark! will be released May 11th via Pelagic Records on 4xLP, 2xCD and digitally. For North American preorders, go to THIS LOCATION, in Europe go to THIS LOCATION, for Australia visit THIS LOCATION, and for digital orders go HERE.
During their now eight years of existence and through festivals and tours supporting the likes of Cult Of Luna and The Ocean, ABRAHAM has forged their reputation as one of the leading post metal bands in Europe – but Look, Here Comes The Dark! is truly something more in every imaginable regard: intensity, conceptuality, ferocity, delivery, obsession, depth, length, darkness, madness…
Though it’s easy to assume a clear message from its theme, the band clarifies that Look, Here Comes The Dark! does not intend to serve as a political pamphlet. “This apocalyptic frame of mind allows us to apprehend the dark and violent emotions which emerge when we are confronted with our sinking world, enabling us to move beyond denial and bargaining, to welcome fear, despair, and rage instead of letting them consume us and thereupon to begin to grieve over the demise of our civilization,” comments comments drummer/vocalist D. Schlagmeister, whose broken, wrecked melodic vocals clash with main vocalist Olivier Haehnel’s destructive and prophetic growls. “It is a long funeral lament.”
“…Eerie, dissonant guitar and drums that pound with a ritualistic intensity match a video bathed in red light.” – Decibel on ABRAHAM‘s “Silent At Last” video
“…so intense that it is almost physically painful.” – Metal Hammer