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Review from Smashing Skull Session

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Monday, October 9, 2023, In : English 
From: Smashing Skull Session
Published: October 5, 2023

Urbain is an American progressive black metal band that formed in 2020 and A Soul Purged is their debut album released by Hypnotic Dirge Records.

The band describes their style as urban black metal since their themes and concepts deal about modern urban dystopia and decay. A Soul Purged turned out a massive and innovative album. It consists of nine songs and four of them are relatively shorter instrumental songs that function a...

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Review from Black Metal Daily

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Saturday, September 16, 2023, In : English 
From: Black Metal Daily
Published: July 29, 2023

Footsteps trudge listlessly down concrete, barely making a sound, barely existing at all. For nobody here is truly alive, but merely moving; here in that place where what could be and could have been the beautiful whisper of a soft breeze through green leaves… is the soft illusory hum of motor, engine, turbine, and rubber on asphalt. There is beauty here, but what is beauty, if not Perception, a lie, a grace to the ever failing str...

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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 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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