Release date: January 2005
Style: Doom metal, Neofolk

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01. Lost
02. Surrendered To The Decadence
03. Eternal Beauty Of The Trees
04. Sounds Of Pain...
05. Niche
06. Depresión
07. La Vaga Esperanza De Ser
08. Uaral

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Marcus

Rating:
9.1
After nine years as a band, Uaral released their debut album Sounds of Pain in 2005. Upon my first listening of this album, I was pleasantly surprised. Up until a few days ago I had never heard of them before, and after listening to this album I'm quite upset that I didn't listen to them sooner. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information on this band, and even their Myspace is void of anything resembling a biography and their website is completely useless. All I can tell you is Uaral is a duo, with Aciago playing all instruments and Caudal performing the vocals.

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published 10.06.2009 | Comments (9)

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Hooman - 19.10.2012 at 00:24  
Rating: 9 This album sounds like pain!
Noctural - 26.10.2012 at 14:30  
Rating: 10 Depresion is an amazing masterpiece...
Mr. Doctor - 08.12.2012 at 09:26  
 
Written by Guest on 07.12.2012 at 21:54

Excellent instrument playing, nice melancholic atmosphere. But Uaral! Those crying vocals are just unbearable, even if its doom,. Give me a break


I completely agree. I love the acoustic guitars so much that they makes me forget the fact that the growls and screams are just awful. If they just kept the dark folk-like vocals they would have been one of my favorite bands of all time tbh.
Evil Chip - 22.12.2012 at 06:05  
Rating: 9
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I completely agree. I love the acoustic guitars so much that they makes me forget the fact that the growls and screams are just awful. If they just kept the dark folk-like vocals they would have been one of my favorite bands of all time tbh.

Maybe if it was more subtle in the mix like many bands do to cover it up. Still I think it is a hell of a record. Which is odd because the growls are very misplaced sometimes (like at the end of the second song).
Erik M. - 09.01.2013 at 01:07  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.12.2012 at 09:26

I completely agree. I love the acoustic guitars so much that they makes me forget the fact that the growls and screams are just awful. If they just kept the dark folk-like vocals they would have been one of my favorite bands of all time tbh.


I too like pretty much everything about the music, but I also don't like those insane and ridiculous screams/growls. I don't dislike them all the time though, but still... they took "sounds of pain" a little too literal if you ask me.
Erik M. - 14.01.2013 at 14:36  
Rating: 10 Damn, this could've been a 10/10 if it wasn't for the misplaced/bad growls every now and then. Also, the beginning and ending with the crying (growls/screams) ruins it for me. Ignoring all that, and it's still an excellent album, since the music is just amazing.

Edit: forgot what I said before. This album is so awesome it deserves a 10/10 (though the screams still suck).
Alex Fenger - 10.05.2013 at 00:43  
Rating: 5
Written by Erik M. on 14.01.2013 at 14:36

Damn, this could've been a 10/10 if it wasn't for the misplaced/bad growls every now and then. Also, the beginning and ending with the crying (growls/screams) ruins it for me. Ignoring all that, and it's still an excellent album, since the music is just amazing.

Edit: forgot what I said before. This album is so awesome it deserves a 10/10 (though the screams still suck).

How can you give something a "perfect" rating if you think a part of the music sucks?
Erik M. - 10.05.2013 at 00:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Alex Fenger on 10.05.2013 at 00:43

How can you give something a "perfect" rating if you think a part of the music sucks?


Good point. I'll explain it to you: despite the fact that the growls/screams are pretty bad, they don't bother me a lot. And a perfect score doesn't mean it's a perfect album, because no album is perfect. A 10/10 rating means it's a masterpiece, which I definitely think it is. If I'd truly give it a more specific rating it would be something between a 9.6 and 9.9 (since I'd probably subtract a few "points" for those growls/screams), but since MS doesn't give that option (which isn't strange at all), you wouldn't really know the difference between a 9.5 and 10, unless you write a review.
Alex Fenger - 10.05.2013 at 01:11  
Rating: 5
Written by Erik M. on 10.05.2013 at 00:56

Good point. I'll explain it to you: despite the fact that the growls/screams are pretty bad, they don't bother me a lot. And a perfect score doesn't mean it's a perfect album, because no album is perfect. A 10/10 rating means it's a masterpiece, which I definitely think it is. If I'd truly give it a more specific rating it would be something between a 9.6 and 9.9 (since I'd probably subtract a few "points" for those growls/screams), but since MS doesn't give that option (which isn't strange at all), you wouldn't really know the difference between a 9.5 and 10, unless you write a review.

It was just that you said the vocals "suck" which made me think your decision might be flawed. Your logic makes perfect sense to me, obviously every album has at least some area that could be improved upon.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.05.2013 at 01:16  
  I think 10s are often given out as a representation of what that release means to a person, rather than rating it what you think it's worth. I've given out quite a few 10s to albums where I think they have weaknesses or tracks that I never listen to. Ultimately albums are more than the sum of their parts.
Boxcar Willy - 10.05.2013 at 02:02  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.05.2013 at 01:16

I think 10s are often given out as a representation of what that release means to a person, rather than rating it what you think it's worth. I've given out quite a few 10s to albums where I think they have weaknesses or tracks that I never listen to. Ultimately albums are more than the sum of their parts.

I give 10's to my absolute favourite albums. Albums that I can play without ever getting bored.

For example,

I gave Woods Of Ypres's first Ep a 10/10 as it currently has over 500 plays according to my ITunes. It still intrigues me a lot, and I still listen to it constantly.
Death_95 - 18.06.2013 at 12:05  
Rating: 10 Pain, grief and beauty...
Teddy Red - 14.09.2013 at 15:39  
  You Guys Know Nothing About Music and Vocals

Vocals and Screams are Awesome

This Album Is Perfect
qlacs - 10.11.2013 at 22:34  
Rating: 8 It is definitely a good album, even though I have to agree on the vocals, and the beginning is a bit short on composing.

04. Sounds Of Pain...
05. Niche
06. Depresión

These three are amazing
diy - 20.12.2013 at 15:16  
Rating: 10 This is not just a burst of excitement,i've listened to their 2 albums for almost 8 or 9 years,i think i can surely say they really deserve more than 10 (in my opinion)
mz - 20.12.2013 at 15:33  
Rating: 7 Could well be one of the worst vocal performances I've ever heard which manage to almost ruin and otherwise excellent music.
Mr. Doctor - 20.12.2013 at 23:16  
 
Written by mz on 20.12.2013 at 15:33
Could well be one of the worst vocal performances I've ever heard which manage to almost ruin and otherwise excellent music.


The thing that pissed me off is that I actually enjoy the way he does the low clean vocals which reminds me a lot of some chilean folk I listened when I lvied there.
If he just did clean vocals it would have been so good...
mz - 21.12.2013 at 08:12  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.12.2013 at 23:16


The thing that pissed me off is that I actually enjoy the way he does the low clean vocals which reminds me a lot of some chilean folk I listened when I lvied there.
If he just did clean vocals it would have been so good...

Agreed. Minimal, low clean vocals really suit their music but damn those growls/screams

Still, I think this sort of acoustic driven folk/doom is not well explored. More great music can come out from this niche.
mz - 13.01.2014 at 10:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 12.01.2014 at 22:10


imagine this album but with vocals more like empyrium's... fuck


Lit. - 13.01.2014 at 21:30  
  The music's not that redeemable, either. Super average album.
mz - 13.01.2014 at 21:52  
Rating: 7 ^ NAH
Maco - 14.01.2014 at 03:50  
  The music is beautiful and memorable. But the growls sucks at some moments and ruin the atmosphere.
Bad English - 01.02.2014 at 21:22  
  Is this band still active, MA and Spanish wiki says it splits up at 2013, is there any good link for MS standarts to do split up eddits
Troy Killjoy - 01.02.2014 at 22:02  
 
Written by Bad English on 01.02.2014 at 21:22
Is this band still active, MA and Spanish wiki says it splits up at 2013, is there any good link for MS standarts to do split up eddits

I couldn't find anything aside from some people following a presumably unofficial Facebook page asking about new material but no mention of any official split. Unless the band members themselves edited that Wiki page I doubt it's legit.
Bad English - 01.02.2014 at 22:05  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.02.2014 at 22:02

Written by Bad English on 01.02.2014 at 21:22
Is this band still active, MA and Spanish wiki says it splits up at 2013, is there any good link for MS standarts to do split up eddits

I couldn't find anything aside from some people following a presumably unofficial Facebook page asking about new material but no mention of any official split. Unless the band members themselves edited that Wiki page I doubt it's legit.


band fficial FBis like 2 posts and I did not use wiki and MA, (since wiki has no any references and also band members has no any links and record lable link is dead) so I did not eddit (I am not totl retard)
telephonebear - 07.08.2014 at 00:05  
  Some of the growls sound more like a kettle boiling, but depresion is an amazing piece of melancholy and i really like the music. i dont hate the vocals that much but they are a little off putting.
MetalAce - 19.09.2014 at 22:22  
Rating: 10 Great performing, I just enjoyed the way he sounds clean, then, guitar works make you cry, so beautiful, so emotional...

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