In the Name of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee
'Absu' by Absu is the only album (I think)andto get five Ks, or KKKKK in Kerrang's album reviews this year.

Absu are three guys called Proscriptor, Aethyris and Zawicizuz, although they were helped by former band members Vastator Terrarum and Shaftiel, and a whole host of other people with strange names (and even stranger names in parenthesis afterwards).

Catch these nifty song titles:

  1. 'Between the Absu of Eridu and Erech'
  2. 'Night Fire Canonization'
  3. 'Amy'
  4. 'Nunbarshegunu'
  5. '13 Globes'
  6. '... Of the Dead Who Never Rest in Their Tombs Are the Attendance of Familiar Spirits ... Including: A.) Diversified Signs Inscribed; B.) Our Earth of Black; C.) Voor'
  7. 'Magic(k) Square Cipher'
  8. 'In the Name of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee'
  9. 'Girra's Temple'
  10. 'Those of the Void Will Re-Enter'
  11. 'Sceptre Command'
  12. 'Ye Uttuku Spells'
  13. 'Twix Yesterday, the Day and the Morrow'
I can do without the werewolf singing in places, but thereandare some great rifts and instrumentalism(!) going on here, and it's very Voivod-like in places. Spot the cover too,andpure HPandLovecraft, with the decaying underwater palace stretching to you-don't-want-to-know-where as a (perhaps, true) reflection of the glistening columns above. Classy.


By: Ian Hunter On Wednesday, 18 March 2009 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(1412)