Abhor - Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Anticristi) LP
Abhor - 'Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Anticristi)' LP
140g black vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with insert limited to 400 copies
New 2022 album from ABHOR, a veritable institution of Italian black metal. Formed in 1995 in the northeast of Italy, the band began with a passion for black metal music and the study of esoteric arts. ABHOR continue their deeper-into-the-catacombs ascent with the devilish 'Sex Sex Sex (Ceremonia Daemonis Antichristi)'. Truly titled, Sex Sex Sex brings a spooky sensuality to ABHOR's trademark style of olde-worlde black metal. With both Hammer Horror organs to the fore and a macho headbanging stomp, the Italians create a canvas of arcane mysteries and ancient metal might, foregoing so much of the fluff that's characterized post-"second wave" black metal and striking true(r) to the sound of the Old Gods: Celtic Frost, Mortuary Drape, Varathron, Samael, and even very earliest Mayhem. It's more of "no more, but no less" Esoteric Horror Black Metal, but still suffused with an undeniable energy and electricity, even when creeping slowly through those catacombs. It's an immediately recognizable sound that's neither regressive nor progressive, and ABHOR conjure it with enviously effortless zeal.