Thursday, 10 November 2016

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

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 11/11/2016
Label: Tridroid 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//CS track listing:

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

The Review:

Tridroid Records have dusted off a gem of record from 2015 and are set to release it on cassette on Friday 11/11/2016. The album in question  Un'sThe Tomb of All Things”. is a dark and powerful record mixing 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


Band info: Facebook | Bandcamp

Un Live rituals

11/09 Portland, OR at HIGH WATER MARK
11/10 Sacramento, CA at STARLITE LOUNGE
11/11 Oakland, CA at THE GOLDEN BULL
11/13 Long Beach, CA MIDNITE COMMUNION FEST (early show)
11/13 San Diego, CA with Un at TOWER BAR
11/14 Tempe, AZ at THE ROUGE
11/15 Santa Fe, at TBA

Additional dates (only Un):

11/17 Denver, CO at TBA
11/18 Colorado Springs, CO at THE FLUX CAPACITOR
11/19 TBA

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