Abyssal have always been a low-profile entity within the death metal scene. Even though their 2015 album Antikatastaseis is their third, the band's previous two were primarily self-released digitally. The band never partook in any live activities, interviews or any kind of promotion. When Profound Lore happened across their 2013 album Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius, the label offered to release this mesmerizing death metal recording officially in a limited run. The collaboration helped spread awareness of a band responsible for some of the most intriguing death metal coming out today-whose vicious brutality, technicality and dark, foreboding atmospherics draw comparisons to the likes of Portal, Impetuous Ritual, Ulcerate and Mitochondrion. With Antikatastaseis, Abyssal deliver the most intriguing, most brutal and darkest death metal release of the year, solidifying their place as one of the best bands coming out of the UK today alongside Grave Miasma and Cruciamentum. By taking their musical fortitude to yet more melodic and technical heights, Abyssal have raised a bar in the genre of death metal.