Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
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Cybot2966
88
“Abyss” is one of Chelsea Wolfe’s most dynamic album as well as having the some of the best mixing in her discography. The instrumentation has an interesting amount of variety ranging from overly distorted synthetic throbbing to repeating and altered vocal samples amongst other things. With perhaps some of the most compelling vocal performance in her entire career, Chelsea’s singing is distant and almost swallowed by the torrent of fuzzed out guitars, colorful and dark ... read more
amygoodall
60
good
aaron
86
Haunting, in all the right ways.
zaxapitsa
54
Style over substance. and a couple of great openers.
Sappy
90
Top Favorite: Maw
Other Favorites: Carrion Flowers, Simple Death, Crazy Love
Least Favorite: The Abyss
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
MarkCooper
77
I like this album about as much as her debut, though for very different reasons. Her debut had a certain charm to it, that Chelsea used to her advantage. The charm being that her anonymity added to the mysterious, dark, haunting aesthetic of the album. It sounded like a timepiece, of which I imagine was discovered in the same way the Jumanji board game was found in the movie. A kid is walking and hears a dark, pounding drum that gets louder the closer he gets to the album. He finds the album, ... read more
snarekickblues
86
Both heavy and ethereal. This album perfectly encapsulates the cold, murky deep
80
beauty and with a hint of nightmarish drone that makes you want to listen more. Her voice is at it peak and encompasses everything that needs to be in music right now.
raymon
78
Abyss is a heavy and dark goth rock record. Chelsea Wolfe sounds really convincing and poignant at several spots in this record. The only drawback to this album is that her vocals can get murky and get trapped underneath all that is happening in the song. Otherwise I did enjoy this record.
EMR
78
Abyss shows Wolfe in a strong synthesis of her identity as an artist, manifesting all of the power of her past catalogue in a more polished and even darker piece. Her newest studio effort takes the ideas introduced in Pain is Beauty to new grounds, while she excels in lyricism and experimentation. Abyss sounds even more obscure and enigmatic than her previous records, with further use of electronics, dissonance and wider ambientation. Wolfe even experiments with black-metal elements and ... read more
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87%of users like this album
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