converging sins

by ULTHA

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Brian3737 If you haven’t listened to this album yet, I absolutely pity you. Get the live album as well. Trust me on this. Just do it, now. Favorite track: the night took her right before my eyes.
Jeff Richardson
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Jeff Richardson I have never read such a thoughtful explication as to why some of us gravitate towards this type of music and imagery. Read the preamble below the release date. How is it that these young men could be so prescient?! How is it that they understand that which most of us never realize; until having lived many years, suffering the pangs of conscience. In order to avoid becoming dead unto ourselves, we must never lie, cheat or steal.

Have you ever heard that a lie is a theft? Favorite track: mirrors in a black room.
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Evok Converging Sins is an absolute must have for ANY fan of atmospheric black metal. I don't even know what else to say that could do it justice. Simply put, this is one of the finest black metal albums of the millennium. Favorite track: fear lights the path ( close to our hearts ).
Aaskrähe
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Aaskrähe ...deep, dark, melodic and harsh Atmospheric Black Metal with long Songs, a perfect "Must Have Metal Highlight" in 2016 !!!
Ladies and Gentleman, ULTHA are the new Secrets of the Moon !!! Favorite track: you will learn about loss.
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Panos Muchteros Proud vinyl owner of this gem. Deeply atmospheric and blackish.
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ULTHA "converging sins" DLP/CD
vendetta records # 120

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released November 17, 2016

ULTHA's second full-length album 'CONVERGING SINS' is a 63 minute rumination on the subject matter of how past events and wrong decisions will echo throughout the rest of our mortal existance.
Over years experiences of failure and the conscious ability to willingly commit mistakes, to hurt, to reject,
to alternate truths etc. lead to a path where silence in and around you is the ultimate repercussion. The
record is a testimony to everyday melancholia, inner solitude and the human struggle to lead the wrong life in the right, the struggle against your animalistic nature.

On their second album ULTHA further their trademark sound of fast, hypnotic, reverberant Black Metal in a more US traditon played by acts such as Ash Borer, Weakling, Leviathan and Wolves In The Throne
Room. It is combined with crushing Doom heaviness close to acts such as Lycus, Asunder and Forn while also blending in an overall hopeless and gloomy atmosphere mostly connected to Dark Wave bands such
as The Sisters Of Mercy and (early) The Cure. The 2016 EP 'DISMAL RUINS' already showed the path ULTHA follow, adding multiple layers of electronics and slower passages in focus on overall diversive,
captivating songstructures in mix with their juggernaut sound.

The five songs reach lengths up to almost 20minutes while still balancing repetition and settle nuances in riffs to manifest melodies like echoes in the listeners head. And this is a thing ULTHA were good at right from the start: Writing real songs with tons of melody without lacking heaviness and urging intensity. The focus is always on the overall flow and feel of the record. Therefore the music, the metaphorical, cryptic lyrics by main songwriter R.Schmidt as well as the artwork (envisioned by Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh
Hexen fame) need to be treated as a whole entity.

The songs we're once again recorded and mixed in the bands rehearsal space called 'The Oil Pit' by the
bands own Andy Rosczyk in Cologne (Germany). Mastering duties this time were taken by Jack Shirley at his Atomic Garden studio (California), where he already formed the massive sound of bands such as Lycus, Oathbreaker and Deafheaven. On track No.2 'Mirrors In A Black Room' the band could win British native currently residing in Berlin (Germany), Rachel Davies of the acclaimed post-punk/wave band Esben And The Witch for guest vocals. But she not only sang but also co-wrote the lyrics to the song.

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