THE FOLLOWING REVIEW IS PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH RAGE PR
In late 2016, successful metal outfit Hang The Bastard called it a day, to the despair of many. Although the group was no more, members Joe and Angus were far from done, and were hungry to get back out there and reclaim that vindication.
Fast forward to 2018, and with the addition of Richard on drums, URNE was born, and they are getting ready to make waves with their debut EP – The Mountain Of Gold.
The lead single Dust Atlas introduces us in the best way possible, being a very meaty track that is just crammed with resounding riffs courtesy of Angus, with a tempo that regularly switches between slow and assertive, and fast and vigorous. The Lady & The Devil has a similarly aggressive, in your face tone. The booming bass lines are utterly satisfying and they’ve got some sweet guitar solos scattered in there.
Joe’s vocals to this point were already great, but he properly steps it up and gives a hell of an authoritative performance in Mountain Of God, not to mention the last half or so of the track cranks up the intensity. Lastly, The March Towards The Sun encompasses all the qualities from the previous songs and meshes them into what is a sturdy, loaded finale to close out with.
URNE have clearly showcased their experience here. The Mountain Of Gold is just an astounding debut record that is driven by a sheer, massive power that never simmers whatsoever and is sure to keep any listener firmly latched over its run-time.
For those with a craving for the “heavy” in heavy metal, this one is a keeper.
“THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD” IS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 27th JULY