Country: Italy
Title: Absconditus
Label: Everlasting Spew Records
Year: 2018
Style: Funeral Doom Death

The beginning of this album was a big surprise, who would ever think a label specialized on Tech and Brutal Death would release a Funeral Doom band's material, but soon enough Assumption's debut album turns into a putrid, obscure type of old-school Doom Death Metal mostly mid-paced but with it's fair share of fast paced rhythms, too. Yes, the main rhythm of this debut is at snail's pace, obvious for a Funeral Doom release, but the great advantage of this duo is they manage to keep things interesting all throughout these three long tracks (total playing time 36 minutes), they even include a flute / keys / synths passage on the second track that will take your mind to a proper opera act, but from my point of view this sounds somehow unfinished, it feels like raising your interest to a peak where it continues with the same Doom Death a bit forced, a bit abrupt, like the band had no more ideas where to take things further with the opera thing. Anyway, all in all Absconditus is above expectations, a complex, atmospheric, oppressive piece of Funeral Doom Death that deserves half an hour of your precious time. 
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10