Although on its core – and in the dominant structure of its surface – the record has a very visible diagram of traditional black metal, the interchanging devices between the melodic and atmospheric variations of the genre, sometimes playing strictly, but warmly with the symphonic subgenre as well, are quite visible. But no definitions here are enough to describe the overall sound of Abduction, which is quite distinctive. The group really outstand itself in the creation of an almost unique genre, with profound nuances that reveal the grotesque beauty of a dark world of perpetual sonorous omnipotence, determined to capture the listener and take it to a dimension where everything is more violent, beautiful and increasingly sinister. Doomed to reach the malevolent devices of the human nature with distinctive beauty, A L'heure Du Crépuscule is a milestone in the history of black metal, and certainly has the potential to conquer its enthusiasts with an easy, but quite overwhelming obscurely dense fascination.
While they sometimes get a little too close to melodic power metal, this does not damage their sound at all. The striking beauty and resilience of their compositions generate quite a turmoil at the heart of the listener, being amazingly crucial to the serenity of their expansive and pervasively dark galaxy of disdain, frivolity and surreal palaces the splendid complacence of a conscience lost in a dimension of eternal grace and sensibility.
A L'heure Du Crépuscule is a formidable album for audiences who deeply appreciate a very distinctive type of metal, devoid of any conventional archetypes. Abduction has proved to be a major force in the axis of contemporaneous underground metal with this great work of art, that is ostensibly unique, and sagaciously peculiar, to the most elevating scale of its undeniable and audacious pragmatic and metaphysical features.