Divine Deception (2004)
Genre- Blackened Death Metal
This is a cool one. A dark, ominous sound with a grimy production and some symphonic/keys bullshit thrown in for good measure. I know its hard for any metal band from New Jersey to not throw at least a little hint of 'core' influence into their sound and Abysmal Gates are no exception, no matter how evil and epic they pretend to be. The EP is littered with lots of strange audio samples too which is neat. Also, I'm pretty sure these guys have ties to Abazagorath, which is tight, this here is definitely a winded, dusty and obscure piece of slightly melodic blackened death metal. Enjoy.