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Release date: 2 March 2009
Style: Black metal, Funeral doom metal

Rating:

8 | 12 votes

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17 have it
5 want it


01. Iter Ad Lucem Pt. I
02. Iter Ad Lucem Pt. II
03. K-TH-R
04. Om
05. Sefira Malkuth
06. (untitled)

Review

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
8.5
With Iter Ad Lucem, Urna delivered one of the best Funeral Doom albums of '09. It seemed nobody noticed, though, as they're rarely the subject of discussion. Time to fix that.

Urna is not a newbie in the scene. Iter Ad Lucem ("Path towards the light") is their third full-length and the guitarist and bassist of Urna is also the guitarist of Arcana Coelestia. And that is immediately the most important comparion. These two Italian Funeral Doom bands share a large part of their sound, but whereas AC is chaotic and cataclysmic, Urna is cold and sorrowful. Don't get me wrong - there is plenty of Esoteric (-lite) hellfire and mayhem on Iter Ad Lucem, but the main component is definitely sorrow.

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published 01.03.2010 | Comments (3)

Staff pick by
Lucas

03.04.2010 Urna combines Esoteric-esque hellfire with glacial sorrow. Iter Ad Lucem ("Path towards the light") thrives on it's wonderfully sorrowful, lucid and opaque guitar tone. Soaring melodies are deeply buried, although still very audible. Iter Ad Lucem will tear your soul apart with it's translucent honesty, a jewel to remember.

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