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Review: Ulthar - Providence

Label: 20 Buck Spin
Year released: 2020
Duration: 36:33
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: August 21, 2020
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 2/5 (40%) (7 Votes)

Usually when bands say they are Death/Black, it means "Death Metal that's not downtuned, plus we like to wear paint." But Ulthar, who are not a Lovecraftian band despite the name, are mixing the styles at a more fundamental level. This has Death Metal crunch and the richly layered tremolo riffing of Black Metal, while the songwriting has the pummeling approach of Death. The compositions are a little unfocused, but the riffs keep you interested. The vocals switch between a solid growl and a screech that is more iffy and lacks conviction, but overall this is interesting and inventive enough to keep your attention.

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