Portraits Of Mankind


01. Portrait Of Mankind | 02. In Falsehood Dominion | 03. Mine Are Sorrow And Redemption | 04. Innerscape | 05. Secretly I Joined Dark Horizons

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“Take a step forward and uncover what lies beyond the portrait of our kind, shedding all those masks one by one…” Portraits Of Mankind, the new EP from from Italian metal group Abeyance, arrives as a 28 minute long, 90s style driven Melodeath offering, dispatched through 5 intense tracks.

The correct injection of more recent influences act as a glue for this debut EP, helping you discover its rich sound and identity. Riffs and solos are structured to release all the genre potential and variety mixed with rhythm and emotive changes as well. This is even expressed through deep and mostly introspective-oriented lyrics. The vocals follow a classic growl technique, with mid-pitched and harsh singing that spreads throughout the EP with an aggressive tone.

The compositions took more than 2 years as the tracks were carefully shaped and arranged in ways that finally satisfied the band expectations. The goal was creating something more appealing, coming from Melodic Death Metal fans and tailored more for the Melodeath fans. With this Abeyance took the challenging job of not just bringing back the old school metal music but also it’s feelings and perceptions. The lyrics also had a very significant treatment and were weaved to make them stand out in an enthralling way, unraveling through many metaphoric and allegorical narrations.

Portraits Of Mankind | Released November 27th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Portrait Of Mankind | 02. In Falsehood Dominion | 03. Mine Are Sorrow And Redemption | 04. Innerscape | 05. Secretly I Joined Dark Horizons

Abeyance are:
Jacopo Marinelli – Vocals | Gianluca Fraschini – Guitar | Andrea Mantelli – Guitar | Michele Adami – Drums/Bass

Band links: Facebook | Instagram | On Sliptrick







  1. thoseonceloyal

    Abeyance have hit upon a pretty good old school melodeath style that feels quite different in the shiny modern metal world. ‘Portraits of Mankind’ is for those of us that need just a little less melodic in our melodeath, and Abeyance know the score …read more

  2. brokentombmagazine.com

    Después de escuchar la convencional e inicial ‘Portrait of Mankind‘ pensé que iba a tragarme unos aproximados 27 minutos de «Metal Muerto Melódico» con más pena que gloria. Cuán equivocado estaba camaradas. A partir de ‘In Falsehood Dominion’, el quinteto destapa el tarro de las esencias y nos golpea sin compasión con una serie de cortes simple y llanamente perfectos. De verdad, ojalá hubiese oído el Extended Play antes. Al fin un grupo actual que sabe componer de manera correcta un género que desde mi punto de vista, muchos lo intentan hacer demasiado edulcorado, olvidando las raíces del estilo en cuestión. Señoras y señores, para este humilde redactor, son todo un ejemplo a seguir dentro de su escena …read more

  3. powermetal.de

    ABEYANCE liefert mit diesem Mini-Album (oder sollte man doch EP dazu sagen?) einen mehr als ordentlichen Einstand ab, der Lust auf mehr macht …read more

  4. deadrhetoric.com

    In an age where many Italian death metal acts are going for more of the cinematic/symphonic landscape a la Fleshgod Apocalypse, it’s great to hear Abeyance delivering old school melodic death metal with the right intentions and execution. Portraits of Mankind sets the stage for a future full-length that could be equally as pleasing if these musicians continue to apply knowledge, wisdom, and insight into their craft …read more

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