With their fifth studio album, ?The Final Damnation?, Abigail has returned to a noticeable extent to the evil sound of their earliest recordings by increasing the black metal dosage in their satanic vaginal worship cocktail, all the while managing to maintain the rawness of later recordings that has endeared them to a new legion of gutter-dwelling deviants. Recorded at Ikebukuro Studio PENTA Tokyo between November 2015 and May 2016, ?The Final Damnation? reintroduces mastermind Yasuyuki?s songwriting, throttling bass assault, trademark vocal braying and morally corrupt lyrics, which alternate between the primal evil of songs like ?Open the Gates of Hell? and the crude debauchery of others like ?Whisky Coke and Bitch.? As always, Abigail?s rhythmic foundation is cemented by Youhei?s unrelenting percussive onslaught, and it is accompanied by guitarist Jero?s venomous riffs and searing leads. The decision to commission veteran black metal artist Chris Moyen for the album?s cover art further exemplifies the band?s shift back to its roots, successfully conjuring the spirit of Bulldozer in the process and confirming that the original Black Metal Yakuza have not lost a step.