***ULTHA's ninth release in five years and features two extended tracks—"No Fire, Only Smole" (17:04) and "Constructs of Separation" (21:07). “Ultha have done it again, somehow. Converging Sins is the sort of album that any band would be lucky to release once in their career, but with Belong, Ultha proves that they are among black metal’s most inspired forces. This is atmospheric black metal, with strong elements of doom intertwined now and again, that you do not simply listen to—no; you feel it. Ultha are communing with some unseen force, and through their dense sonic tapestries, they afford us the same opportunity. Recommended!”—Ippocalyptica
***ULTHA returns with two extended tracks. "The EP features two songs: 1). 'And They Will Carry Death In Their Eyes' is a song we started writing around the time we recorded Pain Cleanses Every Doubt. It marks the end of phase one of this band, as songwriting changed quite a bit after this song (You will hear that on the new record). 2). The second song is a cover of 'Ghost Walking' by US Deathrock/Gothic band MIGHTY SPHINCTER. We tried to captivate the eerie atmosphere of the original and decided to head for a rather gothic / doom metal approach.
***ULTHA's second full-length album Converging Sins is a 63-minute rumination on the subject matter of how past events and wrong decisions will echo throughout the rest of our mortal existence. Over years experiences of failure and the conscious ability to willingly commit mistakes, to hurt, to reject, to alternate truths etc. lead to a path where silence in and around you is the ultimate repercussion. The record is a testimony to everyday melancholia, inner solitude and the human struggle to lead the wrong life in the right, the struggle against your animalistic nature. On Converging Sins the band further their trademark sound of fast, hypnotic, reverberant Black Metal in a more US tradition played by acts such as Ash Borer, Weakling, Leviathan and Wolves In The Throne Room. It is combined with crushing Doom heaviness close to acts such as Lycus, Asunder and Forn while also blending in an overall hopeless and gloomy atmosphere mostly connected to Dark Wave bands such as The Sisters Of Mercy and (early) The Cure.
***"ULTHA's debut record features four epic songs of dark, moody Black Metal somewhere between the traditional Scandinavian school and a more contemporary US-Black Metal approach. Pain Cleanses Every Doubt is for fans of Ash Borer, Xasthur, Leviathan, Christicide, Blut Aus Nord. The four songs often vary in speed and mood, yet always functioning as one big entity. A constant feel of urging darkness is present. This manifests in the omnipresent melodies which lure the listener in and also in the sophisticated, metaphor ridden lyrics about melancholia, depression, doubt and anti-religious believes. The record was recorded in the bands rehearsal space only a few months after the band's initial first rehearsal. There is a fine balance of a cold, rough feel to a full and heavy sound, embodied in a very mature songwriting for such a young band."