Uvikra / Bie
Album: Bie   Collection:General
Artist:Uvikra   Added:Jul 2014
Label:Bad God Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-25 Pull Date: 2014-09-26 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 10
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 21, 2014: Sounds of the Underworld
Leads In Letters
3. Aug 07, 2014: Sounds of the Underworld
Leads In Letters
2. Aug 17, 2014: Street Hassle
Leads In Letters

Album Review
Dark Emperor
Reviewed 2014-07-18
Weird Jazzy/Avant-garde one-man Black/Doom Metal from Lithuania. Definitely original and different, but kind of repetitive. Too kvlt for proper tuning or even basic production values, yet this still sort of works for Uvikra to leave a mark in terms of oddness. Maybe for fans of Ephel Duath (old) and similar experimental bands that have no direction or reason of being.

1. (5:45) - Punishing Black Metal riffs with an unconventional distortion added overlaid with heavy growls that create a ghoulish vibe. 3 out of 5.
2. (6:16) - Bleak ritualistic BM vibe, similar to Abrutup but with deeper vocals. Some odd jazzy/proggy passages confuse the listener, but ultimately fail to build up to something. 2.5 out of 5.
3. (9:01) - Twangy sludgy piece with a jazz vibe and completely awful vocals. The dude should stick to growling or making songs, I believe that doing both is doing a disservice to himself. 3 out of 5 (based on music alone).
4. (4:49) - Furious pace, very reminiscent of Ephel Duath and their crazy "Rephormula" days quite entertaining. 3.5 out of 5.
5. (6:45) - Another oddly paced song that annoys before it can actually grow on you with its brilliant Post-Rockish passages. 3 out of 5.

Recommended: 3,5

Track Listing
1. For A Ride   3. Sentimental Victory
2. Weak Hands   4. Leads In Letters
  5. Question Of Joy