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Review: URN - 666 Megatons
URN
www.urn666.com
666 Megatons

Label: No Sign of Life
Year released: 2001
Duration: 35:06
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: January 20, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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666 Megatons

Rated 3.7/5 (74%) (10 Votes)
Review


I first heard of this band when a friend sent me this album in mp3 format a few months ago. Whoa. Instant flooring. I ordered "the real thing" as soon as I saw it available from my favourite online distro. URN hail from Finland and play some brutal, unrelenting Blackened Thrash. The closest comparison I can come up with is Canada's Megiddo. Replace Megiddo's omnipresent dark, evil-sounding atmosphere and replace it with insane speed, and you get URN. Not that URN doesn't have that kind of atmosphere, but the speed overshadows it almost completely. Thrown in a bit of Dekapitator-style insanity for seasoning.

The only thing that one might find lacking here is variety: Save for the first 20 seconds or so that sound like you're playing Gears of War, the album is a massive onslaught of speed and brutality: It just doesn't stop. I sometimes felt the urge to hit the Pause button in the middle just to catch my breath. Insane, loud drumming coupled with raw, aggressive riffs and matching raw vocals are a dime a dozen here and in the end you'll feel like you just barely survived a massive bombing. No need to say this is not for wimps, since they all fainted before getting to this line. An album that couldn't be best summarised by its title.


Track Listing:
  1. Sulphuric
  2. Burn in Hell
  3. 666 Megatons
  4. Baptized by Pain
  5. Everlasting Fire
  6. Boundless Anger and Revenge
  7. Spirit of Chaos
  8. Earthly Damnation
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