Absu (album)

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Absu
Studio album by Absu
Released Europe: 16 Februar 2009
North Americae: 24 Februar 2009
Genre Black metal
Label Candlelight Records
Producer Absu
Absu chronology
Tara
(2001)Tara2001
Absu
(2009)
Abzu
(2011)Abzu2011
Profeesional ratins
Review scores
Springheid Ratin
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Metal Temple 7/10 stars[2]
Metal.de 10/10 stars[3]
MetalCentre.com 10/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[5]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]

Absu is the fift studio album bi the black metal baund Absu. It wis released on 16 Februar 2009 (Europe) an 24 Februar 2009 (USA) bi Candlelight Records. It is the debut recordin for new members Aethyris MacKay an Zawicizuz wi additional muisical contributions frae Vastator Terrarum (who left afore completin the album) an oreeginal guitarist Shaftiel. Ezezu joined the baund efter the recordin process wis completit. This is the baund's first new album syne 2001's Tara. In October 2009, Candlelight Records annooncit the album wad be re-released an repackagit on 26 Januar 2010 wi a DVD o a live performance in Montreal, Quebec, Canadae on 19 Juin 2009.

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Between the Absu of Eridu and Erech" (Aethyris/Proscriptor) 4:08
  2. "Night Fire Canonization" (Proscriptor/Shaftiel) 3:19
  3. "Amy" (Proscriptor/Zawicizuz) 4:54
  4. "Nunbarshegunu" (Aethyris/Ashmedi/Vastator) 3:05
  5. "13 Globes" (Aethyris/Proscriptor) 4:46
  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" (Proscriptor/Zawicizuz) 7:03
  7. "Magic(k) Square Cipher" (Aethyris/Proscriptor) 4:48
  8. "In the Name of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee" (Proscriptor/Vastator) 3:25
  9. "Girra's Temple" (Proscriptor/Shaftiel) 2:38
  10. "Those of the Void Will Re-Enter" (Aethyris/Ashmedi/Vastator) 4:56
  11. "Sceptre Command" (Aethyris/Proscriptor) 5:00
  12. "Ye Uttuku Spells" (Aethyris/Ashmedi/Vastator) 4:41
  13. "Twix Yesterday, the Day and the Morrow" (Equitant) 0:57

Album Line-Up[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Proscriptor McGovern – Vocals, Drums and Percussion, Mellotron and Lyrics
  • Aethyris MacKay – Electric Lead, Rhythm, Acoustic and Bass Guitars, Mellotron
  • Zawicizuz – Electric Lead, Rhythm, and Bass Guitars, Synthesizers, Programming

Album Special Guests[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ashmedi (Melechesh) – Leerics for "Nunbarshegunu," "Those of the Void Will Re-Enter," and "Ye Uttuku Spells"
  • Blasphemer (Ex-Mayhem/Ava Inferi) – Guitar solos on "Night Fire Canonization" an "Girra's Temple"
  • Equitant (Ex-Absu/Equitant) – Programming/Synth/Arrangements on "Twix Yesterday, The Day & The Morrow"
  • David Harbour (Ex-King Diamond/David Harbour) – Synthesizer solo on "B) Our Earth of Black" (Part II o "...Of The Dead Who Never Rest In Their Tombs Are The Attendance Of Familiar Spirits...")
  • Michael Harris (Darkology/Michael Harris) – Gutar solo on "In The Name Of Auebothiabathabaithobeuee" an "Those Of The Void Will Re-Enter"
  • Mindwalker (The Firstborn) – Backin Vocals an Ceremonial Tibetan Horn on "13 Globes"
  • Nornagest (Enthroned) – Backin Vocals on "Night Fire Canonization" an "Amy"
  • Vorskaath (Zemial) – Backin Vocals, Brake Disc, Gates, Greek Bell and Vibraslap on "Amy" and "A) Diversified Signs Inscribed" (Part I of "...Of The Dead Who Never Rest In Their Tombs Are The Attendance Of Familiar Spirits...")

Special Edition CD: DVD Tracklist (Live in Montreal, Quebec, Canadae on 19 Juin 2009)[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. An Involution of Thorns (Intro) / Descent To Acheron
  2. Apzu
  3. Night Fire Canonization
  4. The Thrice is the Greatest To Ninnigal
  5. 13 Globes
  6. Amy
  7. Nunbarshegunu
  8. Voor [Instrumental] / Swords and Leather
  9. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181) / Vorago (Spell 182)
  10. Manannan
  11. Twix Yesderday, the Day & the Morrow [Instrumental] / Girra's Temple
  12. Highland Tyrant Attack
  13. Encore: The Coming of War
  14. Encore Deux: Magic(k) Square Cipher

Live DVD Line-Up[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Proscriptor McGovern – Vocals, Drums
  • Ezezu – Vocals, Bass
  • Aethyris MacKay – Guitars
  • Zawicizuz – Guitars, Backin Vocals

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Producit & Engineered Bi Absu
  • Executive Production: Candlelight Records
  • Pre-production bi Zawicizuz
  • Drum ingineerin Bi Gary Long & Sterling Winfield
  • Mixed By J.T. Longoria
  • Mastered & Editit Bi Proscriptor

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Henderson, Alex (2009) "Absu Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. Yiannis Doukas (March 6, 2009). "Album: Abus, Absu, (Candlelight Records)". Metal Temple. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  3. "[1]", Metal.de, February 11, 2009
  4. "[2]", metalcentre.com, February 13, 2009
  5. "[3]", Pitchfork, June 9, 2009
  6. [4], Nick Butler, Sputnikmusic, April 3, 2009