Ur Draugr are a band from Australia that plays a melodic and progressive mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "The Wretched Ascetic".
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the ep along with a great amount of finger picking that also gives the music a progressive feeling and after awhile more full chords are used along with a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams that also takes the music into more of a dark and heavier direction.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also bring in a great amount of melody in both of the guitar riffs and leads along with the later mentioned adding in technical elements at times and the music also brings in a good mixture of both acoustic and heavy parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also stick to more of a slow to mid paced direction while there are fast parts that also bring in blast beats.
Ur Draugr plays a style of black/death metal that is very dark, melodic and progressive sounding along with all of the band members displaying a great amount of talent and skill as musicians, the production sound s very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Ur Draugr are a very great sounding progressive and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Wretched Ascetic". 8 out of 10.