Recently re-emerged technical death metal outfit ABIOTIC are back with their third full-length, Ikigai. Set for release on Friday, February 12th, 2021 via The Artisan Era.
While going on hiatus does not necessarily mean a group’s best days are behind them, often this rings true, yet Abiotic eagerly buck that trend with their finest effort yet on Ikigai. Ikigai is strongly recommended for fans of The Faceless, Gojira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job For a Cowboy, and Rivers of Nihil. Abiotic states, “We also leaned on some classical and eastern style instrumentation, along with some progressive and jazzy elements.”
Ikigai also boasts numerous killer guest spots from musicians such as Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Chaney Crabb (Entheos), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder), Scott Carstairs (Fallujah), Jared Smith (Archspire), and Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist). Abiotic have dug deep and hit a new apex and the end result of their evolution is astounding on Ikigai.
The band partnered with Metal Injection to premiere “Souvenir of Skin”. Pre-orders for Ikigai are now live and linked to below.
Metal Injection comments on the launch of “Souvenir of Skin”
“On the surface, “Souvenir of Skin” is a super aggressive track that sets a high bar for the new album. That said, there’s a whole other level to this track.
While vocalist Travis Bartosek can command these songs easily, it’s the inclusion of Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) that pushes the track one step further. Given Strnad’s generally higher scream style and Bartosek’s overall lower growl, putting these two side by side is the perfect mix by pure contrast.”
Pre-orders for Abiotic – Ikigai are now live
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