Sunday 12 February 2017


GenresPunk / Post-Hardcore / Screamo / Black Metal / Post-Metal
Related artists?.
CountryNottingham UNITED KINGDOM
Years Active2015-present
Song: "Bank of Roses"
Album: "Mourning Cloak"
Year: 2016
For fans ofDeafheaven, Old Soul, So Hideous, My Love, Between The Buried And Me, Tempest, TitanThe Pax Cecilia and NIC aka ██████.
Label(s): Self Released / Third I Rex
This post's artist is from the February 2017 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the February 2017 Mix#2 right here or get the new March 2017 Mix#3 here.

I was sent the UNDERDARK tracks in the spring/summer of 2016 and immediately thought two things:
1 - UNDERDARK is good.
2 - UNDERDARK likes Deafheaven.

The new Nottingham band has turned quite a few heads already with their three-song debut EP 'Mourning Cloak'. Opener "Bank of Roses" is the most Deafheaven of the three and it's also the best. Kicking in at 24 seconds with strong vocals as close to a Usurp Synapse scream as to the new Deafheaven LP. The rolling, thunderous drums and stellar chorus first hit at 1:13 but come back a few more times to drill that beauty in. Sandwiched in the middle is "Span of Black Nihility", the shortest of the tracks at 5:42 and is their most straightforward black metal song with a latter half of ambient post-metal. Closer "With Bruised & Bloodied Feet" opens with dark and demonic instrumentals with accentuating gutteral growls that cracks at 1:40 and begins to give way to some light. By just after the three-minute mark and again at four, the song shifts again and again, eventually fading into atmospheric post-rock by its 6:31 conclusion.

UNDERDARK currently wear their influences on their collective sleeve, but with the next release I'd expect a lot more of the band's true identity to manifest itself and I'm pretty darn excited about it.



2016 - Mourning Cloak cdEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2017) UNDERDARK - Full Set (Adorno Records Birthday Bash)

(2016) UNDERDARK - "Bank of Roses" (from 'Mourning Cloak')

(2016) UNDERDARK - "With Bruised and Bloodied Feet" (from 'Mourning Cloak')


UNDERDARK additional links


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