Umbra Vitae "Light Of Death" - Deathwish Inc

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Umbra Vitae "Light Of Death"

  • "Light Of Death" is the 15 song sophomore album from Umbra Vitae. Recorded by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks at God City Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

    "Leave Of Absence" emerges with a spine-chilling violin swell before erupting into duel guitar driven madness courtesy of Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed) and Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord). Umbra Vitae stay redlined with "Belief Is Obsolete" and "Clear Cutter", showcasing the electrifying rhythm section of Jon Rice (Uncle Acid, Tsjuder) and Greg Weeks (The Red Chord). Hook-laden "Anti-Spirit Machine" then takes center stage as a war cry for the downtrodden. From here Umbra Vitae continue to smash and thrash everything in sight. The discordant "Reality In Retrograde" races with a grinding blur into the lumbering "Past Tense" and darkly seductive "Velvet Black". Two songs that are metallic heaviness incarnate. "Twenty-Twenty Vision", "Algorithm Of Fear", and "Empty Vessel" then pick up the intensity, propelled by the poignant lyrical themes and inhuman vocal deliveries of Jacob Bannon (Converge). Lastly, the trinity of slow-crawl "Cause & Effect", ultra-violent "Deep End", and whirlwind "Nature vs. Nurture" continue to bludgeon, ushering in the interlinked "Fatal Flaw" and "Light Of Death" as the vicious finale to this modern metal masterpiece.

    Jacob Bannon: Vocals & Lyrics
    Sean Martin: Guitars & Vocals
    Mike Mckenzie: Guitar & Vocals
    Greg Weeks: Bass, Guitar, & Vocals
    Jon Rice: Drums

    All songs by Umbra Vitae
    Recorded at God City Studios
    Engineered by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks
    Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

    Photography by Juha Arvid Helminen
    Art Direction & Design by J. Bannon

    Track Listing:
    01. Leave Of Absence
    02. Belief Is Obsolete
    03. Clear Cutter
    04. Anti-Spirit Machine
    05. Reality In Retrograde
    06. Past Tense
    07. Velvet Black
    08. Twenty-Twenty Vision
    09. Algorithm Of Fear
    10. Empty Vessel
    11. Cause & Effect
    12. Deep End
    13. Nature vs. Nurture
    14. Fatal Flaw
    15. Light Of Death