Abhorrent Decimation are ready to release our most inspired, charismatic and dominating material to date in the form of sophomore album ‘The Pardoner’. The 10 track, 50 minute opus was recorded, mixed and mastered by David Archer at Audio Empire.
Conceptually, the album is an in depth exploration into The Pardoner, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer’s most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales. The Pardoner is a religious fraud and hypocrite who preaches against the love of greed, yet whose own love of wealth enabled him to profit off the sins of others. He claimed to work on behalf of the clergy, selling spiritual forgiveness for one’s sins in the form of his pardons, which included forged “official letters” from high ranking church officials absolving one of their sins and bones and crystals blessed with healing powers. In Chaucer’s story, The Pardoner tells a harrowing tale of three men whose materialism becomes the death of them.