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.
This band is incredibly refreshing, and innovative in a genre that has become rather stale. Grima transports you to the snow covered wilderness of Russia, and leaves you to fend for yourself. It's not your everyday, run-of-the-mill atmospheric black metal. It's truly something more. Their use of various instruments you seldom hear applied to black metal speaks to their level of creativity. 10/10 album! aliciakay47