Ultra Void - Wins Battle Of The Bands Again This Week On MDR! Monday June 21 2021, 5:50 PM
Ultra Void - Wins Battle Of The Bands Again This Week On MDR!

Ultra Void - Wins Battle Of The Bands This Week On MDR! Coming in with a devastating 6,666 votes!


Heavy raw stoner rock/proto-metal grooves with a delightful funky undercurrent, the five songs that make up this release are coated in vocals that sometimes border on harsh but are saved from being unlistenable thanks to the clarity of the vocalists delivery and the off-kilter quirkiness of the music that surrounds that delivery. If your looking for something a little out of the ordinary, a little left of field and a little off the beaten path then you can’t go far wrong by putting a few coins this bands way. File under weird and wonderful!


Skewing to the bluesier side of stoner metal, Brooklyn’s Ultra Void deliver a unique measure of beefy fuzz, trippy effects, and catchy hooks. What hit me immediately were these, for lack of a better descriptor, porny guitar tones. They’re dirty. They’re greasy. The wah’s are well-worn and begging for mercy. Tone-wise, it’s probable to end up amongst the nastiest fuzzified shit this year, and what’s more is how it’s backed by this intriguing Rob Zombie-type horror campiness. Vocalist FlipMan’s delivery has that distinctive Zombie flavor and affectation, borderline harsh yet easily discernible, rhythmically bouncy and punchy.

The package offers a kind of dive bar flavor, “HellFire” churns on a gritty shuffle, “Tsunami” hits like groovy Monster Magnet covering an Eyehategod song, while centerpiece “Swamp of Doom” is a theatrical Alice Cooper-esque spin on a seven-minute doom standard. The cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Gonna Creep Up On You” is totally fucking choice, complementary to their dark lyrical content, bass-forward funkiness, and retro flair. I can’t emphasize how refreshing it is to hear a lesser known Thin Lizzy cover, too (no more “Emerald” please). I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with this one primarily because it’s got some nice groove, but also because it’s just a weirdly fun doom record. I just can’t put it down.


Fuertes dosis de stoner-metal nos ofrecen los neoyorkinos Ultra Void con su debut homónimo.
El cuarteto de Brooklyn no se anda con contemplaciones en ninguno de los cinco temas incluidos en su Ep de presentación.
Riffs monolíticos, voces rabiosas y las suficientes dosis de fuzz como hacer que nuestra cabeza estalle en una deflagración de sonidos pesados en los que no faltan ciertas dosis de psycho-doom tenebroso.
Sin complejos, su sonido se adorna con pasajes en los que los registros vocales se ven seducidos por los sonidos de los 90's en una apuesta particular pero efectiva. 
released January 10, 2021

Cover art by Jihef garnero
Music: Jihef Garnero, Andrew Piper, Laurent Cosani
Words: FlipMan
Except Gonna Creep Up On You: Lynott, Bell

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