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Released: 2015, ViciSolum Production
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
The Ugly from Sweden have been together since 2004 and it has taken a few changes in the band line up and a few years to contribute with their second album, Decreation.
We are talking full on clichés when it comes to song titles with names such as “Black Goat” and “I am Death”. What hides behind the titles is not your usual old school black metal recorded in a bucket. This is extremely well produced black metal with grooves and reminisces to fellow Swedes Witchery and Marduk (who funnily enough contributes with their drummer).
The cover might look like a hardcore punk record, but don’t be fooled; this is for fans of quality black metal. It’s clear to hear that this is a bunch of musicians who can deliver without being stuck in the past. This might not be the most powerful when it comes to daring experiments in the music, but where the power hits in is in the overall production and the catchy choruses as in “Black Goat”.
By Ellen Norvang
1. I am Death
2. Black Goat
3. Legio Mihi Nomen Est
5. Cult of Weakness
6. Slumber of the God
9. Lögnerna till Aska
Ingemar Gustafsson - vocals /
Per Rinaldo - guitars /
Johan Eriksson - guitars /
Joakim Antman - bass /
Fredrik Widigs - drums
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