Album of the Day Recap – 01/10/18 – 05/10/18

It seems that the world gets worse and worse each week, with recent events in America being particularly disheartening. I wish I had some words of encouragement, but that’s not where my head is right now. Instead, here are Albums of the Day for the past week – largely chosen with the intent of keeping myself grounded. Enjoy!

 

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Uncanny Reality – Plague Of Ignorance

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Label: Blackened Death Records

After a series of EPs, demos and split releases, Uncanny Reality have unleashed their first full-length in the form of Plague Of Ignorance. Whereas previous releases have wallowed in dark, murky black metal territories somewhere between Leviathan and DSBM, Plague Of Ignorance is a much more ambitious release. There’s much less reliance on repetition and atmosphere, with stronger riffs and more memorable song-writing, as well as an added sense of muscularity that sees the music verge upon blackened death metal at points. Though there’s still a few rough edges, these help to give the album extra charm and character, making Plague Of Ignorance a much heavier, more punishing listen than I expected.  Continue reading