Unortheta - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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Unortheta

Rewarding late-night listening


Published August 22, 2015

‘Unortheta’ is a forty-minute frisson full of looming doom, blasting fury, and cavernous bellows that seem to emanate from the deep, below.

[bandcamp width=100% height=120 track=1657488719 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] The record’s atmospheric palette ranges from the ethereal to the oppressive, oftentimes simultaneously. The strings pluck out atonal intricacies half-hidden behind the thick curtain of bass and errant melodies that tie the proceedings together, like a singular, continuous piece of infernal aural brooding. 

This album is the culmination of a band steeped in death metal tradition throwing off the genre’s shackles and painting a fresh narrative in hues of black and blood. It is by no means easy listening. Rather, it is a treasure trove of rewards for your patient eardrums covered in high quality headphones late on a dark, star spangled night.

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