Urn - The Burning (LP)
URN is one of the Finnish underground's longest-running yet best-kept secrets, and have been flying the flag of hate for unholy blackthrash since 1994. Founded by ex-Barathrum guitarist Sulphur, URN have been a study in delayed-gratification patience and trend-bucking defiance.
The Burning is their fourth album that was released in 2017. Still maintaining that power-trio formation but now featuring a new lineup that includes guitarist Too Loud and drummer Revenant, The Burning literally explodes with an excitement that's long been missing in black metal - suitably so, as it's URN's first new recording in nearly a decade. Well rested, then, but certainly not resting on past laurels, URN fire off one veritable anthem after another with an urgency that's startling to behold. The energy and passion is written large across this album, and absolutely impossible to contain. And yet, for all its immediacy, there's a certain grace and grandeur to The Burning that URN have never revealed before - a wide-open, widescreened "man on the mountain" type of atmosphere that makes this pure black HEAVY METAL all the more majestic.
- 350gsm Fold Out Jacket With Matt Varnish
- 140g Black Vinyl
- Record, Mixed & Mastered By Sverker Widgren/Wing Studios
- Artwork by ROK
- Layout By Misanthrophic Art
Release Year: 2017
Label: Iron Bonehead