Saturday 13 February 2016

***UBIQUITY 'Quiet in Hopelessness' exclusive premiere***

UBIQUITY exclusive premiere
OMSB exclusive stream

From: Cagliari, Sardinia ITALY
For fans of: Funeral Diner, Comadre, Ravin, Coma Regalia, Danse Macabre, Mr. Willis Of Ohio, The Death Of Anna Karina, Envy, Raein, CrocusDöda Löv, Killed By Malaise, Sed Non Satiata, La Parade, Viva Belgrado, Dispensing Of False Halos, Okkotonushi, Un Automne De PlusVi Som Alskade Varandra Så Mycket, Nouveau, Caitlyn Bailey, Orchid, The Ultimate Screamo BandØjne and Uragano.

UBIQUITY has given me the very privileged opportunity to stream their new 7-track album 'Quiet in Hopelessness'. The band plays an interesting mix of chaotic hardcore, ambient post-hardcore and sprinklings of emo-violence. They are influenced by great bands such as OrchidDanse Macabre as well as Comadre and hail from Sardinia, Italy, home of the same land of AmesuaIl Mare Di Ross and Alzheimer. For such a young band they have a lot of layers, are very progressive yet raw and generally balance the chaotic with ambient undertones. These undertones help carry the music through transitions, fill some emptier spaces in a very climatic manner, are dark and dirty yet pretty and are intricately constructed.

Alessio: Bass/Voice
Michele: Guitar/Voice
Leonardo: Guitar
Marco: Drums/Voice

Recorded & Mixed by Francesco Veroni @ Sound Station Studios
Master by Will Killingsworth @ Dead Air Studios
Cover by Francesco Curreli
Bass in Kronol is by Marco Soggiu (Il Mare Di Ross, Gor Morgul)

CDs and tapes out soon via Dingleberry Records and Distribution and Screamore.
OMSB exclusive stream

Track by track review:

1 - "Caronte" is a brief, ambient, spoken/screamed introduction that lasts a mere 1:49.

2 - "A Heritage of Wisdom and Suffering" begins like Funeral Diner with more instrumental power and then dives headfirst into Danse Macabre and Uragano territory. The screaming and drive of the song is straight up Euro screamo which I'm a huge sucker for. The song builds on itself and institutes riffs near the end of the song that act as a climax and isn't far from sounding like Jungbluth.

3 - "Till Death Do Us Part" is a nice balance of searing screamy hardcore for the first half and serene melodies in the second that lead to an outro oddly similar to the previous track, but no less engaging.

4 - "È Questo Il Modo In Cui Finisce Il Mondo" is the midway point of the album and acts as an ambient interlude with a movie clip.

5 - "Quattro Dimensioni" must be influenced by Italian greats such as later Raein and modern Swedish screamo such as Vi Som Alskade Varandra Så Mycket and Döda Löv, because the excellent use of sad yet uplifting subtle solos and guitar chords is mesmerizing. The last third picks up the pace and reminds me of the phenomenal French band Ravin's latest cd.

6 - "Kronol" is probably the most progressive track on the album and clocks in at 3:54, making it the longest song on here. It's more post-hardcore than screamo at points, but the song really picks up in the second half there. They've also got a music video for this which is embedded above and linked here.

7 - "Ieri è Domani" is probably the song that leans the most towards La Quiete, Raein, Øjne and Ogni Giorno in terms of that unreal Italian screamo sound of lightning drums, noodley guitars and lots of screaming. Maybe the best song here along with tracks 2 and 3.

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