The evolution of Underdark is incredible. Whilst creating the most mesmerising black metal I’ve heard in sometime, also some of the most brutal. The production is perfect, every instrument given room to breath and the vocals are an emotive rasp (occasional growl) perfectly capturing the atmosphere. Definitely heading the charge for UKBM along with Wode and Dawn ray’d.
Favorite track: With Ashen Hands Around Our Throats.
Spellbinding black metal masterpiece that ventures into the atmospheric abyss. Here Underdark create an otherworldly soundscape for all mankind,enjoy this album and reveal how great this album is.
Favorite track: Our Bodies Burned Bright On Re-Entry.
£1 per sale will be donated to Himmah charity. Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative tackling poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion in Nottingham. (www.himmah.co.uk)
After forming in 2015, Nottingham based black metallers Underdark are finally ready to present their debut album to the world. Following their recent 'Plainsong/With Bruised & Bloodied Feet’ single release in 2020, 'Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry’ is the sound of a new chapter of Underdark.
While still utilising a dreamlike and heavy mixture of black-metal, post-metal and shoegaze, Underdark’s debut album also packs a renewed punch alongside a ferocity and intensity matched only by the innovative and engaging song structures.
Recorded & mixed with Misha Herring at Holy Mountain Studio (40 Watt Sun, Inhuman Nature, Idles, Spiritualised, Puppy) & mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering (Emma Ruth Rundle, Southern Lord Records, Power Trip, Mizmor), the album captures five tracks of intense & emotional progressive compositions, not limited by genre to create a tidal wave of sound; that shift in emotions, drowning you between sections of crushing blast beats and ear splitting vocals to blissful, atmospheric soundscapes that engulf you within them.
Lyrically the album covers personal issues such as addiction and psychosis, to inhumane border control and the shameless exploitation of the lower classes at the hands of landlords.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions and pressing plant delays, vinyl copies are estimated to ship around September-December 2021.
released July 30, 2021
All songs written and performed by Underdark.
Recorded and mixed by Misha Herring at Holy Mountain Studio.
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering.
Artwork by Adam Burke. Band photography by Morgan Tedd.
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I'm immensely glad that there is starting to be an uprising of more left-leaning black metal bands, I first found Underdark when looking through a RABM forum and have yet to hear a track I didn't like. Keep up the good work, I can't wait to hear more. Alan