The Sardinian band Ubiquity make their debut under the aegis of Third I Rex with this excellent Forever Denied. Moving today within the post metal sludge is a bit like walking on a minefield, because it’s easy to get trapped by a certain mannerism that sometimes afflicts the genre, where you prefer above all the impact losing sight of the intensity and therefore the emotional aspect. Ubiquity cleverly escape from this danger, starting immediately with the evocative reprise of Tiziano Sclavi’s poem, La Ballata della Morte, taken from his novel (and then movie) Dellamorte Dellamore, and bringing everything on a precise communicative plan, thanks to a sound that always keeps its tension load high, between post-hardcore outbursts, black metal, sludge heaviness and limited pauses of interlocutory reflection. The vocalist Davide groans following the canons of the genre, while his companions compose with ease a sound puzzle that is mostly harsh without disdaining, however, some melodic opening, with the guitar of Leonardo able to draw plots of good intensity, especially in the beautiful Lost Pt.2, but the attention of the listener is kept well awake until the last note of the final Form, another track really remarkable. From the ancient Ichnusa are emerging with continuity metal realities of great thickness, especially in the most extreme genres, all united by an enviable clarity of purpose and a wild spontaneity that elevates exponentially the freshness and consequently the impact: Ubiquity are to be placed immediately among the best, by virtue of an album like Forever/Denied that has really nothing to envy to the most celebrated continental bands.
2015 – Third I Rex
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