High note from Proggnosis.com

May I go as far as saying that Limbosis is one of the best Industrial Prog Metal albums of the new millenium? Check it out and decide for yourself. ”

“(..) I am very much impressed by the high level of musicianship and the quality of the songs on what is, let’s remember it, a debut album by a young band. Rarely have I heard a debut album showing such a level of maturity and creativeness. (..)”

 

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“Abstrakt is a fairly new band from Poland and Limbosis is their first album. The band is solidly based in the Prog Metal genre, but certainly not in a Dream Theater sort of way. Their sound leans heavily on powerfull guitars and energetic drumming. On the most part the music and singing are quite intense, even though they do introduce some quiet (sometimes almost mystical) pauses in their songs. Occasionnally they also add some arabic (and even aboriginal) or other ethnique flavours to their sound.

If I were to pick a reference to describe Abstrack‘s music it would be Tool, because of the power and rage often present, the powerful guitars and drums and also their lead singer (excellent Krzysztof Podsiadlo) that shows a style similar to Maynard James Keenan, even though his voice is closer to Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan or The Tea Party‘s Jeff Martin, another band thatAbstrack could be compared to (mostly to their heavier early albums).

Even though there are obvious (at least to me) links to be made to the two great bands I have previously listed in this review, Abstrackare not close to being copy cats and have many very distinct personnal qualities to offer to the listeners. I am very much impressed by the high level of musicianship and the quality of the songs on what is, let’s remember it, a debut album by a young band. Rarely have I heard a debut album showing such a level of maturity and creativeness. There is not one weak (or even average) song on Limbosis and it actually rivals the better albums put out by the most famous bands from the musical subgenre that is Industrial Prog Metal.

Fans of Tool, The Tea Party or of intense Metal Prog music that have been long waiting for a new album, or have been disappointed by the latest CDs from their favorite band, should run and buy Limbosis by Abstrackt. May I go as far as saying that Limbosis is one of the best Industrial Prog Metal albums of the new millenium? Check it out and decide for yourself.

Great stuff!! that gets my highest recommendation indeed.”

 

9/10 in METALGLORY.de

Abstrakt is spreading across our Western borders, more and more! „Limbosis” virus infections have been reported. Effectiveness 9/10. German media are delighted!

According to MetalGlory reviewer, “Limbosis” is one of the most exciting albums released in recent years and thanks to this, Abstrakt will hit the big time quickly.

 

“Erstaunlicherweise kommt in den letzten Jahren immer mehr an progressiver Rockmusik aus unserem Nachbarland. Nicht erst seit dem Erfolg von Riverside hat sich Polen zu einem Mekka progressiver Sounds entwickelt. Dabei ist auffallend, dass die meisten Bands technisch unheimlich weit vorne sind und ihren Kollegen aus den USA oder England in keiner Weise nachstehen. Dass dabei die Musik natürlich auch nicht neu erfunden wird, ist klar. Aber immer wieder tauchen Bands auf, die es verstehen der progressiven Musik ein paar neue Facetten abzugewinnen. Meist werden dabei verschiedenste Stile gemixt und zu einem heißen Gebräu verschmolzen. Ähnliches machen auch die 5 Jungs von Abstrakt, die mit „Limbosis“ ihr Debüt vorlegen.

Ihre Mischung aus Prog, Post Rock und Metal lässt die Nähe zu Bands wie Tool und, wie sollte es auch anders sein, Riverside aufkommen. Allerdings ist die Band keineswegs als Plagiat unterwegs, sondern geht erfrischend ihren eigenen Weg. Sänger Krzysztof Podsiadlo ist dabei das Zünglein an der Waage, liefert er doch eine Leistung ab, die sich sehen lassen kann. Zwischen leisen und manchmal auch melancholischen Tönen bis hin zu Schreien reicht sein Spektrum. Gerade das gibt den Songs einen ganz eigenen Touch, hebt sie aus der Masse hervor und verleiht ihnen eine gewisse Individualität. Auch wenn man als Hörer anfangs noch daran zweifelt, dass die Jungs es schaffen den Spannungsbogen über die Länge von 74 Minuten aufrecht halten zu können, so wird man schnell eines Besseren belehrt. Langeweile gibt es hier in keinem Moment, auch wenn die ruhigen und entspannten Phasen zwischendurch das gerne vermitteln mögen. Für mich ist es eines der spannendsten Alben in diesem Genre der letzten Jahre und sollte die Band ziemlich schnell an die Spitze katapultieren.

Abstrakt: prog eclettico dalla Polonia!

Vive di atmosfere rarefatte e di un eclettismo senza limite questo Limbosis dei polacchi Abstrakt. Una forte carica interpretativa permea tutto il lavoro mantenendo una coerenza strutturale veramente interessante e senza mai annoiare l’ascoltatore.
A tratti claustrofobico, il sound degli Abstrakt è fortemente ricercato, ipnotico negli arpeggi e teatrale nella voce che, senza troppi complimenti, sfodera incisi davvero notevoli e talvolta mi riporta alla memoria il meglio del maestro Geoff Tate. La sezione ritmica, senza alcuna esasperazione tecnica, riesce a ricreare trame fitte che solleticano l’interesse mantenendo viva l’attenzione. La band preferisce momenti ambient ai solos, utilizzando arpeggiatori e string che imprimono carattere e una vena etnica al lavoro. Non mancano quindi richiami a mostri sacri del genere quali Queensryche, Rush e Marillion, tanto per citarne alcuni.
E’ un cd sicuramente da ascoltare senza tralasciare alcuna sfumatura, e che metterà a dura prova anche i fans più accaniti del genere. Consigliato!

Abstrakt at DPRP!

Limbosis got another good review, this time from DPRP (Dutch Progressive Rock Page) – the world’s oldest and most well-received progressive webzine!

 

“It took me a couple of listens to gain access to this world (mainly because of the vocals), but the more often I visit it, the more I find it thrilling to re-explore this whole cabinet of doom”

 

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2nd release of Limbosis!

2nd release of Limbosis is around the corner! On the 10th of August our album will be available at Empik.com, Saturn, Media Markt, Merlin.pl, Sonicrecords.pl and many more! Also – more reviews are coming! While reading Top Guitar, Teraz Rock or listening to Radio Łódź, Rzeszów, Olsztyn, Szczecin don’t be surprised to hear about us there too Stay tuned!

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Limbosis reviev in german EMPIRE

In case you haven’t checked the news from Germany yet, we bring them to you now. Well known and reputable magazine EMPIRE published Limbosis review – Abstrakt delights – „It’s a really powerful thing”!

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„Das hier ist richtig harter Stoff. Um ihn so richtig genießen zu können, sollte man auf harte Klänge stehen und Horrorstorys mögen. Und man benötigt unbedingt einen guten Kopfhörer, denn “Limbosis” ist im bionauralen Verfahren aufgenommen worden, das ähnlich wie bei der Kunstkopfstereophonie ein räumliches Hören über einen Kopfhörer ermöglicht…”