Ulcer are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an old school style of Swedish influenced d beat death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Heading Below" which will be released on May 25th by Arachnophobia Records.
Dark sound effects start off the album and you can also hear some acoustic guitars in the background before the music goes into a heavier direction and also introduces morbid sounding melodies onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them add a lot of d and blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the songs.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while atmospheric sounds can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and you can also hear a great amount of 90's Swedish influences throughout the songs while the solos and leads stick to a very melodic style and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a small amount of high pitched screams and spoken word parts and as the album progresses there is a brief use of clean singing.
Ulcer creates another recording that is rooted in the d beat style of death metal of previous recordings while also adding in more atmospheric elements and adding new things into their musical style along with some more epic structures, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hate, misanthropy, society, anti religion and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ulcer and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fiends Forever" "All In Vain" "Miscarriage's Lullaby" and "Enshrouded In Nothingness". 8 out of 10.