If you’re looking for real death metal, this is it. Christian or not, this is true death metal.
Great sorrow from the Norwegian legends ULVER. Music driven to despair, all sad and solitary, written and produced under the threat of extinction. SHADOWS OF THE SUN, is ULVER’s 7th full-length album, the band’s most personal record to date. Low-key, dark, and tragic.
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WAS AND IS TO COME is honest, it’s heavy and it’s about time a band steps up to bring integrity back to metal. And just in case you were wondering… yes there are guitar solos and no, there are no clean melodic cliched vocals. This record is for fans of metal, pure and simple – Lamb of God, Haebreed, Machine Head, Sepultura, just to name a few…
I had the pleasure of reviewing this CD for Metal Edge Magazine a few months back (July 2007). Below is a copy of the text as it appeared.
“Bludgeoning and brutal throughout, Was And Is To Come is an aural assault bringing metal back to the mid nineties. Sepultura, Carcass and Crowbar-esque influences are present, but it’s less imitation and more a subtle homage paid in Thy Will Be Done’s uniquely loud and heavy fashion. Was And Is To Come captivates and pummels from start to finish proving to be one of the more honest and complete debut releases of the year. Ranging from metal with a southern rock groove to a cathartic five minute epic, the result is thirty eight minutes of resistance to current metal trends.”
Having heard only brief cuts from this prior to its release, I knew I’d love it, but did not know how much.
Most bands only dream their first album sounded this solid.
This is band is rock solid. This is metal with no catches or loop holes. This will not be on the latest guitar hero. There will not be 15 year-old girls wearing Thy Will Be Done t-shirts. There is no clinched clean vocals for breathing room. This cd will however make you want to catch a few foxes and set their tails ablaze and send them running like wild banshees into dry forest. Consider yourself lucky if you somehow get recommended or stumble upon this flawless debut album. Jesse Leech makes a guest appearance and bellows out a dry throat stamp on “preserving the sacred”. This cd starts out with with an eerie sounding intro…it kinda reminds me of a pirate ship coming ashore through a dense fog…then goes straight into 37 minutes of pummel. Just don’t forget to pick up your teeth when your done listening…
This album is a truly inspiring, hardcore, amazing album. The sound is something like Jessie Leach Killswitch Engage, meets Hatebreed, meets Lamb of God, Meets Demon Hunter. It’s fast and powerful (both in lyrics and sound). I had the pleasure of meeting the singer this past saturday, and he is a very nice, genuine guy. The lyrics are Christian (it’s pretty obvious when looking at the name), but even if you yourself are not Christian, if you are a metal fan, you will love this album. I HIGHLY recommend this album to any true metal fan.