Maniacal blackened death metal from the bay area. The tunes are rad, but the dicks on the album cover are the real selling point. Jokes aside, this is a modern death classic, that RIPS it's way through the tracklist so quickly you will wonder what happened. A must own for fans of death metal, and 20 Buck Spin.
Favorite track: Undying Spear.
With the release of ‘Cosmovore’ in 2018, Ulthar presented a twisted warped dystopia where furiously paced inverted Death Metal and scathing angular blackness defined a new way forward. Now the band returns with the grotesquely intangible ‘Providence’, whereby Ulthar stretch the fabric of previously trod worlds into idiosyncratic new forms and elevated levels of primal intellect.
The unyielding Ulthar attack doubles down on ‘Providence’ with figures becoming more sickening and shapes more savage. An immensity like spiraling ancient monoliths too tall to comprehend and bending inward upon themselves envelops adherents to this realm. Duly diabolic voices guide this odyssey through the incongruous caverns of absurdity, obscure texts and manifold vitriol.
Releasing at a time where our own world has devolved into a surrealistic nightmare of viral trepidation and encased solitude, Ulthar’s ‘Providence’ becomes a prescient view into the strange paradoxes that only months ago seemed unbelievable but now all too possible. Where horizons cease, where grace is dead, where nothing lives, so be it amen.