Abbath (album)

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Abbath
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 22, 2016
RecordedSeptember 2015
GenreBlack metal, thrash metal
Length48:10
LabelSeason of Mist
Abbath chronology
Abbath
(2016)
Outstrider
(2019)
Singles from Abbath
  1. "Winterbane"
    Released: November 10, 2015
  2. "Count the Dead"
    Released: December 11, 2015
  3. "Ashes of the Damned"
    Released: January 5, 2016

Abbath is the self-titled debut album by Norwegian black metal band Abbath. It was released on January 22, 2016 through Season of Mist.[1] It is the only album to feature drummer Creature before his departure in December 2015.[2] The album is composed mostly of content that Abbath had originally prepared for the next Immortal album which was ultimately never used for it following his departure from the band in 2015.

On January 12, 2016, the entire album was made available for streaming.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!8/10[4]
MetalSucks4/5 stars[5]

Reviewing for Exclaim!, Renee Trotier wrote that Abbath has "proven that he doesn't need the Immortal name to expand his black metal legacy."[4] MetalSucks' Excretakano described the record as "one hell of a ride, and very true to the music our man has built his name around."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Simon Dancaster; all music composed by Abbath except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."To War!" 5:35
2."Winterbane" 6:49
3."Ashes of the Damned" 3:51
4."Ocean of Wounds" 4:44
5."Count the Dead" 4:57
6."Fenrir Hunts" 4:38
7."Root of the Mountain" 5:40
8."Endless" 4:36
9."Riding on the Wind" (Bonus track; Judas Priest cover)Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing3:04
10."Nebular Ravens Winter" (Bonus track; Immortal cover)Demonaz, Abbath4:16
Total length:48:10

Personnel[edit]

Abbath[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Ole Andre Farstad – lead guitar on "To War", "Count the Dead", "Fenrir Hunts"
  • Gier Bratland – keyboard and samples (except "Ocean of Wounds")
  • Herbrand Larsen – keyboard and samples on "Ocean of Wounds"

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Dag Erik Nygaard – guitar and bass engineering
  • Daniel Bergstrand – drums engineering, mixing
  • Giorgos Nerantzis – mixing, engineering, mastering
  • Urban Nasvall - drum tech

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 70
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 156
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 85
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 33
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 171
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Song Premiere: ABBATH's 'Winterbane'". Blabbermouth.net. November 10, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "ABBATH Loses Drummer KEVIN FOLEY". Blabbermouth.net. December 13, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Stream the New Abbath Album in its Entirety". MetalSucks. January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Trotier, Renee (January 20, 2016). "Abbath - Abbath". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Excretakano (January 18, 2016). "Album Review: Abbath by Abbath is Abbatherrific". MetalSucks. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Abbbath – Abbath" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Abbbath – Abbath" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Abbbath – Abbath" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Abbbath: Abbath" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Abbbath – Abbath". Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Abbbath – Abbath". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 February 2016.