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Review: Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds
Abysmal Thresholds

Label: Dark Descent Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 47:04
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: March 2, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (22 Votes)

US-based Dark Descent Records seem to love Finnish Death Metal more than any other label these days. Krypts, Maveth, Lie in Ruins, Desolate Shrine, Vorum, Gorephilia, Lantern, Swallowed and now Corpsessed, have all been added to the label's ever-growing roster. What unites these Finns is the tendency to bring the music back to the roots of Death Metal, that is, to sound murky, utterly dark and just old school all the way through.

Corpsessed was formed in 2007 and has managed a couple of well-received EPs on Dark Descent (The Dagger & the Chalice in 2011 and a self-titled 2-track 7-inch vinyl in 2012). Their debut full-length studio album, carrying the name Abysmal Thresholds, is a jaw-dropping experience of abysmal Death Metal, clearly hearkening back to the time when one of the godfathers of Finnish Death Metal, Abhorrence, made the whole extreme underground Metal scene tremble with their releases.

Indeed, the feeling, the vibe and the deep, ominous colors of their Death Metal assault on Abysmal Thresholds reminds me a great deal of Abhorrence in many ways. If someone told me Abysmal Thresholds was Abhorrence's unreleased debut album, I would buy the story without hesitation. If you want to see Corpsessed as the most convincing Abhorrence carbon copy, then by all means do so. That won't change the fact that Abysmal Thresholds is a highly enjoyable Death Metal release, one not to be missed by any Death Metal fan.

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