ABSTRACT ESSENCE is an Experimental Metal band hailing from the Czech Republic.
These guys have a very, very unique sound & style. They are more of a Progressive Metal
band, because their music is very heavily involved and has many levels to it. It does go all
over the place with it's influences, but it is done in a way that keeps you interested and
pulls you in. They takes elements of Thrash / Black / Death / Gothic Metal as well as some
Grindcore and Hardcore thrown in the mix. The music gets very technical in certain spots
and then very brutal in others. There is a lot of atmospheric and orchestrated parts which
mostly come out in the keyboards. This helps set the tone for the rest of the band. They
add in a lot of weird changes along with some more off time changes. The guitars have a
more Death Metal and Thrash Metal feel to them, because they are really tight, crisp and
clean, but then go off into some heavy riffing and aggressive rhythms. The dark and creepy
over all vibe they have reminds me of a lot of Gothic & Black Metal bands from Europe.
The vocals is where the majority of the Black Metal & Gothic Metal comes in as well. They
are mostly done in a mid to higher pitched Black Metal squeal / scream style with some mid
to lower clean Gothic vocals. These guys have a hell of a lot going on and are really hard to
explain. You must experience the madness that is ABSTRACT ESSENCE. Think of
mixing together CRADLE OF FILTH, RHAPSODY, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DIMMU
BORGIR, TESTAMENT, QUEENSRYCHE & CARCASS together with touches of
NAPALM DEATH & SENTENCED thrown in!