This Italian one-man band has class, you can hear it in virtually every part of this 4-track release. The black metal parts are furious and energetic, with an apocalyptic feeling to them, and plenty of merciless blastbeats to make things even more serious. The atmosphere is here too, Chiral's own, slightly antiqued but relevant nonetheless. Then, there are the acoustic interludes which are, just like distorted parts, determined and with no nonsense to speak of. Pianos, intro, melodies, screams, whatever you hear it's all good, memorable and with no fakeness whatsoever.
It's just that, as a whole, Abisso needed more work as loud and quiet parts aren't particularly connected to each other. So, great parts indeed, but, as a whole, leaving something to be desired. However, there's a feeling that big things are ahead of Chiral so let's wait and see if it happens.