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Un: The Tomb Of All Things

Album Review

Funeral doom forged from a brush with death

By shifting erratically between Mastodonian sludge, black/death metal, doom and shimmering post-rock on their 2013 demos, it was essential that Un defined their sound going forward.

Diagnosed with blood cancer last year, guitarist/vocalist Monte McCleery coped with his illness and treatment by doing just that for the first full-length. Surprisingly, they’ve settled firmly upon funeral doom, a style the Seattle four-piece previously showed only a minor affinity towards. However, fully channelling the deep emotion epitomised by the subgenre’s time-tested tenets actually makes complete sense given how Monte has recently faced his own mortality.

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