In his book “ishmael” Daniel Quinn writes that the biblical story of Kain and Abel is an allegory on the sedentary peasants fighting the foragers (i.e. hunter-gatherers). I don’t know if Abel Is Dying know this book or if they are referring to the original biblical text but I know that Quinn’s book is highly recommended within the north American vegan straight edge community and people involved in Earth First! and similar things. On the photo in the booklet one of the band’s members is wearing an ALF shirt so maybe my Quinn connection is guessed well.
However I can’t find no eco activism in the lyrics. They are rather of the dark romantic variety and not bad. The music is mostly en vogue metal mosh at a damn high speed. Not bad really but not so unique either. The guitars are leaned on good old Swedish melodic thrash and of course there are enough break downs as well. The also have two vocalists screams but I think only one would have been enough, too. If you like metal that is called hardcore then this appears to be a good choice especially if you like As I Lay Dying with whom they share not only the last words of their names but also the massive melodic lead guitars. Personally I only really like the outro. That one is really good and touching. The rest is drowning in the masses of bands sounding all alike to me…