With the threat of apocalypse constantly looming over humanity, Oakland-based Abstracter supplies an apt soundtrack for the end of times on the quartet’s impending sophomore full-length, Wound Empire. Centered once again on the construction of lengthy, winding, and abyssal buildup and collapse progressions, Wound Empire brings entirely new elements to the sonic palette of Abstracter and of their massive and enveloping riffing, which is driven by an almost insatiable darkness and sinister, primordial hunger for complete annihilation. For forty-two minutes of uncontrolled hostility, Abstracter rips through four titanic surges of darkness-fueled anger, unleashing a barrage of sonic devastation on the listener and snaking and winding their way down a path of complete and dismal destruction in which crust, doom metal, sludge, black metal, noise and psychedelia twist and collide into a daunting sonic downfall. Wound Empire was recorded and mixed last summer at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Atriarch, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by BRAD BOATRIGHT (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep, etc.). A must for fans of Altar of Plagues, Inter Arma, Thou, Samothrace, Amenra, Tragedy, Wolvhammer, Unearthly Trance and such.