Ultha - Pain Cleanses Every Doubt LP
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Import, released by Vendetta Records. Description/review snippet from the label: "ULTHA's debut record features four epic songs of dark, moody Black Metal somewhere between the traditional Scandinavian school and a more contemporary US-Black Metal approach. Pain Cleanses Every Doubt is for fans of Ash Borer, Xasthur, Leviathan, Christicide, Blut Aus Nord. The four songs often vary in speed and mood, yet always functioning as one big entity. A constant feel of urging darkness is present. This manifests in the omnipresent melodies which lure the listener in and also in the sophisticated, metaphor ridden lyrics about melancholia, depression, doubt and anti-religious believes. The record was recorded in the bands rehearsal space only a few months after the band's initial first rehearsal. There is a fine balance of a cold, rough feel to a full and heavy sound, embodied in a very mature songwriting for such a young band."