ABSTRACT


"Promo 2002" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

It's hard to tell anything from only two songs, but the two songs that appear on Abstract's "Promo 2002" are enough to tell you this band is something different in the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

The first track, entitled "Spirals to Infinity," is a fascinating, almost jazzy number with tribal percussions, haunting vocals by female vocalist Guja and guitars tell their story with leads more often than they do with riffs or chords.

Track 2 begins with a chunky riff that folds nicely into Guja's almost operatic vocals and then changes pace often enough to keep the listener guessing: What's coming next?

Again, only two tracks, but enough to tell you that Abstract is a band that doesn't do it by the book - they're too busy re-writing the book.

Unfortunately, the band doesn't have a web presence, but you can contact them directly at abstract@email.et if you'd like more information.

Abstract: Guja - vocals; David - guitars; Fabien - bass; Eliseo - drums, percussions.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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