Monday, 30 November 2015

Un - “The Tomb of All Things” (Album Review)

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 04/12/2015
Label: Black Bow Records




If you have any interest in doom, bleak atmospheric music of any type, funeral type riffs and paces with a lighter touch in some of the instrumental passages that brings to mind post metal and even black metal at times, then this record is most definitely for you.


“The Tomb of All Things” CD//DD track listing:

1). Epigraph
2). Sol Marasmus
3). Forgotten Path
4). Through The Luminous Dusk
5). The Tomb Of All Things

The Review:

Black Bow Records have delivered a dark and powerful work to the masses with Un'sThe Tomb of All Things”. The band mix funeral doom riffs and paces with a lighter touch in some of the instrumental passages that brings to mind post metal and even black metal at times. The production is both airy and sharp with heft in abundance.

Songs are not songs at all (Not a track under ten minutes apart from the intro “Epigraph”). It is a crawlingly slow listen in the main, but has light and shade in there as well. Tracks such as “Through The Luminous Dark” have a wistful quality and some great melancholic soloing. Don't expect traditional structures- it is more about mood and atmosphere; ably created on the likes of “Forgotten Path” and “Sol Marasmus”.

By the time the title track shimmers forth (as shimmer it does) I was fully ensconced in the album and found the vibe created to be oddly relaxing as well as bleak. Naturally, the band is devastatingly heavy at times- but with more influences than just the doom genre being brought into play the record is unique.

If you have any interest in doom, bleak atmospheric music of any type and fancy hearing something not easily pigeonholed then this record is most definitely for you.

“The Tomb of All Things” is available here

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