Urilia - The Adversarial Light
Metal Declaring that you're going to usher in "The New Era of Extreme Metal" is definitely a quotation that will stick in many listener's heads as they romp through your material and albums. They will be looking for any excuse to scoff, chuckle, rip apart, and genuinely gut your band's music. And every sweet, sensational drop of blood that bears fruit as they laugh at it will most definitely showcase a certain psychological victory that they have achieved in themselves. But, you know, as ballsy as a statement as that may have been, it's one that I just cannot argue with. The reason being is that that phrase is pretty much the motto of the extreme metal band Urilia, and their EP "The Advesarial Light" packs enough howls and growls to back their statement. 

Formed sometime last year, Urilia came about after ex-members of Dawn of Ashes, Demona Mortiss, and As Summer Dies all united under one unholy banner. While clamor from fans over this project has been extremely loud and prolific since Urilia was created, it wasn't until three weeks ago that all would get their first taste of Urilia's sounds. A lyric video was posted for the track 'I Am Nephimilim', and by Satan did it completely floor all expectations. Though material has been spare, communication between the band and their fans has been phenomenal. This has definitely led straight into all the hype that has so far surrounded their EP. 

Set to release August 11th of this year, I was extremely lucky to have the chance to review this five track monster of an EP. For anyone who has possibly doubted the talents behind this fantastic roster, your jaw is about to drop leaving you speechless. It is only twenty four minutes in length, but by the end of it, you will feel as if you've been taken to a dark dimension that was littered with all seven sins. 

The title track starts us off, coming in with a silent, ominous hymn featuring Luciferian practitioner and educator Michael W. Ford. It is a spiritually overtaking track that accesses both the imagery, the sound, and the emotional connection Urilia is trying to take you over with. The epic battle drums and inspirational sounds succeed so well in the field, and this has got to be one of the best opening tracks I've heard in such a long time. 

'I Am Nephilim' then slams in showing off a dashing and brutal side of Urilia. Ravishing guitar shredding speeds through your ears as Bathory corrupts you with his sunsetting vocals. Devilish synths proclaiming demonic chants litter the background, giving off a symphonic effect to the already outstanding onslaught that has been summoned. 

'Bleeding Perfection' continues on the symphonic chord, immediately introducing us to a corrupted, but beautiful dance of sounds. This song flows right into the next, 'Ordained by the Hydra'. Perhaps the most ferocious and harsh song presented on the EP so far, the talents of the band expertly culminated to present the best song on "The Adversarial Light" thus far. Lastly, Urilia saved a near seven minute melodic, yet equally structured beauty to head us out entitled "Core of the Black Sun".  

Your body will be torn to bits. Your mind will be corrupted. Your soul will be damned. But you won't care, because every time you dive into this album you will revel in pride. And not a fucking thing on this planet will be able to rock you out of that lethally intoxicating hypnotic state. Urilia has done a brilliant job with this album, and I would go even so far to say that they're on a route to dominate and reign over the scene. And I can only say that this alliance was something brought upon by something more powerful than fate or death; this was meant to happen.
5
Brutal Resonance

Urilia - The Adversarial Light

9.0
"Amazing"
Released off label 2015
Album of the Year #13 2015
Declaring that you're going to usher in "The New Era of Extreme Metal" is definitely a quotation that will stick in many listener's heads as they romp through your material and albums. They will be looking for any excuse to scoff, chuckle, rip apart, and genuinely gut your band's music. And every sweet, sensational drop of blood that bears fruit as they laugh at it will most definitely showcase a certain psychological victory that they have achieved in themselves. But, you know, as ballsy as a statement as that may have been, it's one that I just cannot argue with. The reason being is that that phrase is pretty much the motto of the extreme metal band Urilia, and their EP "The Advesarial Light" packs enough howls and growls to back their statement. 

Formed sometime last year, Urilia came about after ex-members of Dawn of Ashes, Demona Mortiss, and As Summer Dies all united under one unholy banner. While clamor from fans over this project has been extremely loud and prolific since Urilia was created, it wasn't until three weeks ago that all would get their first taste of Urilia's sounds. A lyric video was posted for the track 'I Am Nephimilim', and by Satan did it completely floor all expectations. Though material has been spare, communication between the band and their fans has been phenomenal. This has definitely led straight into all the hype that has so far surrounded their EP. 

Set to release August 11th of this year, I was extremely lucky to have the chance to review this five track monster of an EP. For anyone who has possibly doubted the talents behind this fantastic roster, your jaw is about to drop leaving you speechless. It is only twenty four minutes in length, but by the end of it, you will feel as if you've been taken to a dark dimension that was littered with all seven sins. 

The title track starts us off, coming in with a silent, ominous hymn featuring Luciferian practitioner and educator Michael W. Ford. It is a spiritually overtaking track that accesses both the imagery, the sound, and the emotional connection Urilia is trying to take you over with. The epic battle drums and inspirational sounds succeed so well in the field, and this has got to be one of the best opening tracks I've heard in such a long time. 

'I Am Nephilim' then slams in showing off a dashing and brutal side of Urilia. Ravishing guitar shredding speeds through your ears as Bathory corrupts you with his sunsetting vocals. Devilish synths proclaiming demonic chants litter the background, giving off a symphonic effect to the already outstanding onslaught that has been summoned. 

'Bleeding Perfection' continues on the symphonic chord, immediately introducing us to a corrupted, but beautiful dance of sounds. This song flows right into the next, 'Ordained by the Hydra'. Perhaps the most ferocious and harsh song presented on the EP so far, the talents of the band expertly culminated to present the best song on "The Adversarial Light" thus far. Lastly, Urilia saved a near seven minute melodic, yet equally structured beauty to head us out entitled "Core of the Black Sun".  

Your body will be torn to bits. Your mind will be corrupted. Your soul will be damned. But you won't care, because every time you dive into this album you will revel in pride. And not a fucking thing on this planet will be able to rock you out of that lethally intoxicating hypnotic state. Urilia has done a brilliant job with this album, and I would go even so far to say that they're on a route to dominate and reign over the scene. And I can only say that this alliance was something brought upon by something more powerful than fate or death; this was meant to happen.
Jul 17 2015

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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