While you aren’t allowed to expect anything extraordinary about Cinereous Incarnate, definitely the album has valuable, interesting elements, that are properly combined and fused altogether; as the album evolves, it is possible to notice a decent degree of authenticity, that prevents the group from being labeled as just a generic act. Exposing a dense and sinister atmosphere, that revolves around the darkness of its own sonorous stigma, the patient harmonies – finely structured over cohesively tempered guitar lines – are elaborated over a vacuum of sincere melancholy, that slow down behind virulent melodies, that wonders over a lost universe of dramatic deterioration and deliberate despair.
While Abstracter is pretty effective and competent in conceiving and delivering the ordinances of insanely sinister and afflictive melodies, unfortunately, as competent as they seem to be, what the band showcases in Cinereous Incarnate is no better or different to the vast majority of bands in the genre. With a flagrant lack of audacity and innovation, there is not too much perceptions to highlight about this album. It’s a good record, but doesn’t go anywhere beyond a simple evaluation.
Recommended to the most ardent and passionate enthusiasts of the genre, this album does achieve a degree of satisfaction that a lot of other albums in the genre aren’t capable of. But as I wrote above, and I repeat, there is nothing on this album that you haven’t heard a hundred times before in similar records. With a modest result, Cinereous Incarnate is not a bad or precarious album, but on the other hand, doesn’t have enough qualities to outstands itself either.