Saviours Into Abaddon

Saviours Into Abaddon
Disgustingly prolific, Oakland’s Saviours release yet another collection of groove metal that invokes gleeful weeping and envy all at the same time. Following up the Cavern Of Mind EP mere months after it hit store shelves, the Into Abaddon full-length finds the band delving even further into the world of refined rhythm metal with ease and grace. Polishing the barbs off of High On Fire’s cryptic, demonic sound and coupling it with the patience of Black Sabbath and the youthful vigour of Priestess, songs such as "Raging Embers,” "Narcotic Sea” and "Firewake Angel” are sprawling pieces full of grit and atmosphere. An upbeat tempo provides a strong current for vocalist Austin Barber to spin yarns of other worlds and mysticism over while the rest of the band gallops along with precision. Loose enough to feel comfortable yet meticulous in craftsmanship, Into Abaddon proves that while already one of occult-ish rock’s most competent bands, there are still many more interesting pages to turn in the Saviours story. (Kemado)