ALBUM REVIEW: Vatican – Ultra

While Georgian five-piece Vatican may name-check Meshuggah and Dillinger Escape Plan, their roots are firmly planted in (the original type of) metalcore, owing as much to Earth Crisis and Vision of Disorder (et al) as the latter-day spearheads of discordant “popular” heavy music. Ultra (UNFD) may be the band’s second full-length overall, however with a focus on the sound and style, and with the smooth integration of new vocalist Mike Sugars, it feels like a milestone moment in the definition of what Vatican is as a band, and who they are as an artist. 

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Vatican Shares a New Single “Reverence”  – New Album “Ultra” Incoming 

Georgia Hardcore – Metal band Vatican have announced their new album, dubbed ULTRA, is due out June 17th, 2022 via UNFD. Pre-orders are live at the link below. In addition, the band shared a brutal new single and music video for the track “Reverence” which you can see below, as well as sharing the artwork and tracklisting. Watch  “Reverence”  now and pre-save and purchase the new album now! 

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Black Anvil Releases Ultra From As Was


Black Anvil will be unleashing As Was on January 13th via Relapse Records, and as you can tell from the two new singles streaming online, this album is going to be a monster. ‘May Her Wrath Be Just’ and the title track prove that this band is limitless in their power, and the new ‘Ultra’ single takes it one step further. Continue reading