Hailing from a mystical realm comes Ungoliantha with a blistering and blasphemous EP by the title of The Howl in the Waste. This five track cretin is filled with nothing but raw and ever enveloping blackened metal. From beginning to end you are treated to a very solid release that supplies you with one track after the next of nothing but well rounded blackened metal. With a powerful and potent sound, Ungoliantha draws you in to their world where light fades and shadows dwell, only for you to remain and sink further in to the ever quickening darkness.
With great instrumentation that is coupled with an undulating veil of darkened atmosphere, Ungoliantha provide you with a greatly varied and diverse sound that cannot be ignored. Through this release Ungoliantha does a great job of keeping you on your toes as they shift and morph their sound to how they see fit. With each passing minute you are not to hear the same thing twice as these purveyors of blackness and malevolence push their sound to be something unique and unforgettable.
Not only does Ungoliantha unleash their potent, blistering offence but they strike a great balance in providing you with mid tempo romps through the caverns of hallowed souls as well. Ever shifting and morphing their sound, Ungoliantha does a great job of mixing each one of their tracks up, catching you off guard and giving you sounds that you have not yet heard in previous offerings. With each track breaking out in pointed assaults, each offering has their melodious moments that make you sink back in to comfort before you are blasted yet again with a true blackened sonic assault.
From track one to track five, The Howl in the Waste offers up nothing but incredible black metal. Great musicianship combined with orchestral elements, gritty hellish vocals, an overall haunting atmosphere and an overall raw production, you are gifted with an all around great release. At the end of it all you wish that there were more which ultimately makes you come back for more blackened excellence. Overall, The Howl in the Wasteis a great release, one that will please any black metal fan.
The Howl in the Waste will be released May 13.
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