Album Review: UN – “The Tomb of All Things”

Un_TheTombOfAllThingsWith a glut of low-and-slow bands coming from the Pacific Northwest, it’s a blessing and a curse to be a fan of doom metal right now. As with every other subgenre that has experienced a passing emergence into the limelight, doom metal has recently produced some fantastic bands, lots of carbon copies, and some really terrible ones that rely more on their amps and guitar tones than real songwriting. Rarely do many of them show promise from the start: Seattle-based UN (exactly how you think it’s pronounced), fortunately, exceed just having potential on their debut The Tomb of All Things, an artistically mature exercise in funeral doom with flourishes of post-metal and abrasive sludge.  Continue reading