INFERNA PROFUNDUS RECORDS is proud to present the highly anticipated third album of the UK's ABDUCTION, "All Pain as Penance", on CD and vinyl LP formats.
At last, it arrives with ABDUCTION's highly anticipated third album, "All Pain as Penance". Ever aptly titled, "All Pain as Penance" is a soul-flaying plunge into the psyche's craggiest, most malodorous depths. One could say that album #3 is the best of both full-length worlds - the gnawing violence of the debut, the desolate atmospheres of the second - but that only tells half the story here. Recorded by Ian Boult of Stuck on a Name Studios, with EG on session drums and A|V handling everything else, "All Pain As Penance" immediately conveys an ABDUCTION at its most robust and punishingly physical. Unlike so much "one-man black metal," this record truly sounds like a whole BAND - which isn't entirely surprising, given that A|V has made ABDUCTION an increasingly prolific force on the live front. From there, this firm foundation allows him to explore coruscating gnarliness and beyond-the-shade dread alike, coalescing into an astute balance between form and function, spirituality and physicality. Above all, "All Pain As Penance" proves that black metal need not sacrifice muscle nor ambience to convey its darkest secrets: both worlds can be destroyed equally, only to rebuilt in gleamingly obsidian austerity.
UK black metal is continually being renewed, continually cycling through new generations of devotees - and pretenders. ABDUCTION cares not for contemporaries, neither domestically nor abroad; only the experience of black metal's most sacred sensations matter. Ever restless, ABDUCTION now reveals its darkest truth: "All Pain as Penance".