Ubiquity – Forever/Denied (2017)


Unleashing a very punishing and raw release, today we have Italy’s Ubiquity and their release “Forever/Denied”. Out on Third I Rex, this band delivers five pummeling tracks filled with hateful Post-Hardcore music mixed more modern Post-Black Metal onslaughts to keep things interesting and refreshing. If you don’t like many of the Post-BM bands because their music sometimes is too mellow, you will love the raw brutality behind this release.

The album opens in a sort of deceiving way with the angelic choir arrangements that suddenly lead to a blistering onslaught of crushing riffs and ravaging shrieks. The album title track delivers a very powerful opening with merciless power and intensity. Invoking their inner Neurosis/AmenRa, the band unleashed the powerful riffage of “Hopes”, perfectly complemented by intense drumming and harrowing vocals.

Continuing on their quest to level down the world, “Lost Part I” unearths the most intense and brutal track of this release with 5 minutes of unsurmountable intensity. Reminding us of bands like Der Weg einer Freiheit, this band knows how to perfectly balance their brutality with a few hints of melody tranquility. With a certain cathartic vibe, “Lost Part II” is a very different beast, filled with sweeping guitars and killer outburst of intensity, definitely one of the most refined and interesting songs in this release.

Closing with “Form”, the band has definitely saved the best for last with this crushing 8-minute piece that perfectly combines the rawness and brutality of this release into one single powerful song. Overall, “Forever/Denied” is definitely one hell of a release featuring intense and highly creative music that is punishing and yet technically rewarding. If you are into the current Post-whatever wave of releases, but still have a sweet tooth for brutality, Ubiquity is a band to keep on your radar.

Band: Ubiquity Album: Forever/Denied

Label: Third I Rex

Release: October 29th, 2017

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Genre: Post-Hardcore / Post-Black Metal

Country: Italy

Rating: 89/100

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