The ominous trudge of Cinereous Incarnate is the result of years of honed efforts. This is the band's third full length and perhaps the most fully and elegantly conceived to date. Abstracter's ability to conjure up incredible and death defying atmospheres is impressive to say the least. Not only that though but there is something with the guitar tone that almost suffocates the listener. You find yourself drowning under a sea of volume and loving every oppressive minute of it. Yet despite how abstract this record can be and the familiarity with the scene needed to "get it" there are some undeniable grooves that make it easy to sink in to what's been painted here. Abstracter crawl forward, covered in their own filth and loving every minute of it. The magical devastation of a song like "Wings Of Annihilation" is not to be underestimated and is a clear indicator of the bands songwriting talent. Cinereous Incarnate is not just a masterful release - it's symbolic of all that black metal can be. It is mesmerizing and cruel, over the top and punishing. File under: Black metal, death metal / RIYL: Full Of Hell, Loss, Wolves In The Throne Room.