Abyssic – A Winter’s Tale

The compositional impulse for the birth of Abyssic came from two musicians with different backgrounds and that, thanks to this, complete each other to perfection: keyboardist André Aaslie (also in Funeral, as well as in Images At Twilight and Profane Burial), who draws sap from the great composers of soundtracks, without forgetting to cite as the greatest source of inspiration the incomparable Devil Doll, and vocalist bassist Memnoch (Håkon Didriksen), from the most extreme background having been part of Old Man’s Child and still being engaged with the remarkable Susperia. In fact, the gestation of Abyssic starts from far away if you think that the first steps date back to 1997 as Abyssyc Dreams at the behest of the same Memnoch and drummer Athera (Pål Mathiesen), without that has resulted in anything tangible until 2012, when the first decides to resurrect the dormant creature thus giving life to one of the most exciting reality emerged in recent times on the scene, being able to blend in an admirable way the slow funeral with the symphonic cues of Norwegian black metal. The long-distance debut A Winter’s Tale is an event in its own way dazzling in an area steeped in darkness: Aaslie’s magnificent taste for orchestrations, deriving as said from his noble heritage, becomes an added value that does not pollute the nature of the sound, exalting if anything the solemn and at the same time dramatic character, leaving the guitar a role of mere rhythmic accompaniment, and embellished by the presence of a certain Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar, Ihsahn) on drums, while Memnoch’s deadly growl tells us about visions transformed into ice crystals by the Nordic frost.

2016 – Osmose Productions