ABYSSUS (Greece) – Once Entombed (Death/Crust Metal)

ABYSSUS are a new sensation in the death metal underground, known for their OBITUARY-esque traits as well as their crust-laden old school death metal leanings. The band successfully reinvigorate the fire lacking in today’s death metal music, by circumventing the modern elements and just going primal both in rage and sound. This release puts together their latest split material with crust grinders SLAKTGRAV, their infamous EP ‘Summon the Dead’, which was also on the split with Czech death metal grime-peddlers MORBIDER, as well as their split with death metal warlords NOCTURNAL VOMIT, and finally, their debut EP ‘Monarch to the Kingdom of the Dead’ – all in reverse chronological order, having the latest material first. The energy is barely contained on this single disc, which reverberates with untamed enthusiasm, purest intentions and a sound that hearkens back to the irresistible, untouched-by-fate golden period of death metal.

Limited to 300 copies.

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No Clean Singing (US) –


Echoes and Dust (UK) –


Noise Reduction (US) + interview –




8/10 at Greek METAL HAMMER (issue No.374)


“executed with methodical precision and a profound diligence” –Exclaim.ca (Canada) 8/10


“excellent release” – Rock n Reel Reviews (US) 4.5/5


“The spirit of the genre is indeed alive and well in the hands of this power trio.” – No Clean Singing (US)


“explosive death metal” – Glacially Musical (US)


“when Abyssus play you just can’t keep still, it’s just not done.” – Wonderbox Metal (UK)


“a big doze of crust punk” – Hard Rock Info (Sweden)


“one of the most renowned death metal bands to come out of Greece” – Head-Banger Reviews (US)


“this band is of the best kind” – Metal Zone (Greece) 80%


“we have a lot of gems” – Voices from the Darkside (Germany)


“a hell of a job refreshing your taste for some classic metal.” – Echoes and Dust (UK)


“With Abyssus, you get what you paid for: vile vocals, crusty riffs, and a few D-beats to boot.” – Metal Trenches


“actually everything sounds authentic” – Franconia Metallum (Germany)


“Imagine a mix of old Obituary with a neat strike Crust / Punk” – XXL Rock (Germany)


“great sounding collection” – The True Bringer of Death (US) 8/10


“hear diamonds like ‘Unleash The Storm’, ‘Phobos’ and ‘Left To Suffer’.” – Metal Invader (Greece) 4.5/6


“if you love old school d/m, this release will be right for you” – Arte Mortifica (US)


“it’s done well and with spirit.” – Musique Machine (US)


“quality material from Abyssus” – The Killchain (UK)