Title of a book by the infamous alchemist Johann Faust, Höllenzwang is German for infernal compulsion, and by now you should know what to expect from an Abigor full-length album.
In the band own words, Höllenzwang “was recorded without a single blastbeat, without multi-guitar madness or downtuned disharmonic riffing. String wise, minimalism was the law – only one guitar left, one guitar right, and a bass in the middle. Not one single additional guitar-track to add soli, melodies or double-tracks. Lyrically, all hokuspokus and theological pondering was avoided. It´s not an album of a seeker, or about one´s initiation, or to lecture, but about the Devil and the Devil only! An impulsive work stripped down to the very basics that maybe could have been released in the 1990s. This technical restriction as well as a focus on the the evil force that sparked Black Metal ablaze at the beginning of the 90s also torched our work again.”
Members: TT, PK