Abbath Reveals Crushing Title Track ‘Dread Reaver’

Abbath is back with more overwhelming new music leading up to the singer’s self-titled band’s third full album Dread Reaver March 25. Listen to the title track of the album in the player near the bottom of this article.

Although still definitely metal, the song relies on a thick wall of distorted guitar to establish its base, with Abbath’s vocals remaining guttural and aggressive while releasing a heavier rock tone. The song also comes with a narrative spoken word section which also helps the track stand out.

“Dread Reaver” follows “Dream Cull”, the first song released to accompany the new album. As shown, you can search for the Dread Reaver album, which follows Outstrider, arriving March 25. Pre-orders are available in physical form here and with streaming options here.

Check out the lyrics to the new song below.

Abbath, “Dread Reaver” lyrics

Refuse to buy sunlight on a
The winter soul of ice
Clarity withers us,
‘under the hood of Stygian our brothers prosper
In the gnawing pain of hungry shadows
Corpses limp, creak from the gallows
On a road of corpses lined with makeshift scaffolding
In the deadly wake of hungry kobolds

Dread Reaver can only rip
Force momentum from the pit
Dread Reaver can only whip
Chain of mail and lip glow

We leave a trail of crying beggars
Orphan offspring and grieving widows
Gladius of Gehenna fills the fetid arena
Cleave for all eternity to the thighs in the viscera

Dread Reaver can only rip
Force momentum from the pit
Dread Reaver can only spit
Faced with Pit’s death and yawn

Commit your soul to the stake and the brimstone
With a battle compact in every bone
On sulfuric sand – you stand
The sinister champion of hell, raptor of No Man’s Land
Defy fate let Fury reign supreme
Unite in Blood – skim the violent stream

Dread Reaver can only rip
Force momentum from the pit
Dread Reaver can only undress
Breastplate and hilt steel
Dread Reaver can only sip
The gore his animus delights to drip

Abbat, “Dread Reaver”

Top 30 Black Metal Albums of All Time

About Laurence Johnson

Check Also

Elvis Review: Hail to the New King

Let’s listen to him for the obscene gyrations! Elvis is a tall portrait of the …