Browsing Archive: July, 2023

Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: July 25, 2023

Urbain are a black metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

With a description of urban black metal, and a recommendation for fans of Emperor, White Ward, early Dimmu Borgir, and Cradle of Filth, I was intrigued to hear what Urbain had to offer. The fact that the band contain members of Ovnev and Wills Dissolve was further reason, if any were needed.

It turns out that the band references above are a good starting point for U...

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Review from Lack of Lies

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, In : German 
From: Lack of Lies
Published: July 19, 2023

Einen äußerst interessanten und authentischen Vertreter des 3rd Wave Black Metal, stellt das Quintett URBAIN aus dem Südwesten Houstons dar. Mit ihrem Erstschlag "A Soul Purged" gehen die Novizen auf die Wesenheit Mensch mit all ihren Unzulänglichkeiten und den Verfall ihrer Werte, speziell im urbanen Umfeld ein. Bedächtig, teils aggressiv, aber zumeist in den mittleren Tempi angesiedelt, zieht man seine Bahnen im Dunstkreis, des got...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade
Published: July 10, 2023

We sometimes wonder how the guys over at Hypnotic Dirge Records have such a similar music taste to us. From highly melancholic, to extremely experimental releases, this label has landed another winner with Urbain’s release “A Soul Purged”. Hailing from Texas, this band feels like a mixture of Vesperian Sorrow, Limbonic Art, with some splashes of Dimmu Borgir. With nine brilliant and high-octane tracks, this release is one of ...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: July 10, 2023

From Bandcamp, “the debut album "A Soul Purged" is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance. For those with the stomach to face the unadulterated reality of our urban dystopia, URBAIN serves as a brutal yet thought-provoking guide, brandishing music as a torch to illuminate the darkness.” The album has nine songs. “Perception” is the first. Charming piano...

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Released: July 28, 2023
Genre: Melodic Black Metal

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