Frightening as hell, & HEAVY!! Didn't want it to end, it's insane how great this album is!! This will be VERY NEAR the top of my end of year albums list! Best HP Lovecraft album I've ever heard!
Favorite track: Pillars.
UTKENA hail from Athens, Greece, and are a new black metal cryptic entity formed in 2019. Driven by esoteric peregrination in nature, darkness and death, the trio explores the obscure and contorted face of existence.
Following the highly acclaimed four-track EP entitled "The Firmament's Hand", UTKENA are now ready to unleash their anticipated debut full-length album "Nex Fornix" via Pest Productions shortly.
It is extremely advised to experience the six sonic incantations forged in striking riffs and sepulchral vocals. Into the horror infinity inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, audiences witness how the black magick earn this new entity prowess musically. The meticulously accomplished "Nex Fornix" evokes an abstract sensation that firmly links with deepest reverence and blackest imagination.
Excellent black metal from top to bottom, properly brutal and dissonant, yet balanced with melodic sections and attention-keeping songwriting. This is my favorite kind of black metal, properly blending the traditions of old with some improvements of the new, like clear production and a consistent sense of *kiss-sound-effect* black metal perfectionism throughout the album. Recommended for fans of Barshasketh, Inferno, Thy Darkened Shade, Sargeist Shane Cotee
Because it's a good album.
I hear Darkthrone is kind of decent, too.
I actually came here to buy the new Inquisition album...got this instead.
Contrary to popular monetary trends...
...the future isn't all just SCREAMING FEMALES-
though I'm excited for their next studio album release as well. Hadleyburg Chef
If it was not for Blayne Smiths review of their latest album on Overkill reviews I might have missed this band. In short the music is like epic Black metal, brutal at times with great melody and total atmosphere to immerse you in. Amazing stuff. Stefan B