Abscess Time

Pyrrhon - Abscess Time
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 33 ratings
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June 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Willowtip / Label
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Pyrrhon's 2017 release, What Passes for Survival, is - in my eyes - one of the greatest death metal albums ever made. The songwriting wizardry and technical prowess on display there were massive and mind-blowing. So, how does the New York powerhouse go forward from there? Is it possible for Pyrrhon to further push the envelope that they've already torn to shreds?

I'm here to tell you that they definitely still have what it takes, but I don't think the follow-up to What Passes for Survival is ... read more


this album rocks hard

VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5b9QEUAZUo


The pacing to Abscess Time is kind of unnerving. The first half is comprised of 5-8 minute tracks while the second half is comprised of 2-4 minute tracks, with the exception being the 8 minute “Rat King Lifecycle” as the closer. On the back of the vinyl, each side is divided into Past, Present, Future, and Eternity, with Eternity representing the vinyl’s hidden track. “The Lean Years” is located in the past section, which features lyrics about a resource abundant ... read more

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Track List

  1. Abscess Time
  2. Down at Liberty Ashes
  3. Teuchnikskreis
  4. The Lean Years
  5. Another Day in Paradise
  6. The Cost of Living
  7. Overwinding
  8. Human Capital
  9. Cornered Animal
  10. Solastagia
  11. The State of Nature
  12. Rat King Lifecycle

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Added on: May 12, 2020