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Since their formation in 2014, UADA's rise has been meteoric. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, the band quietly released their debut album, "Devoid of Light, in 2016 through Eisenwald, and word of mouth quickly built from there: here was Black Metal writ large, classic and uncompromising but brimming with power, soul, and artistry, and all without bluster and bathos. UADA's debut album surely expanded the lexicon of the melodic black metal idiom, and the underground took notice. Two years later came "Cult of a Dying Sun", whereby the band further perfected their craft and compellingly took to the stage, their performances garnering as much acclaim as their recordings. During all this, more than the underground started to take notice; the name UADA was on the tongues of folks usually reticent to black metal. Now, almost effortlessly, UADA fully perfect their craft and deliver their masterwork: "Djinn". Simply titled but by no means simple in construction nor execution, "Djinn" builds upon the increasingly ambitious songwriting of its no-less-considerable predecessor, but pushes their dazzling artistry into nearly Technicolor landscapes of the Beyond. Upon the first opening notes, this boundless artistry is felt: big, rolling rhythms reminiscent of post-punk, tantalizingly setting the stage for the splendorous expanses to follow. There's a certain magick at play here, no doubt bolstered by the band's rhythm section of Josiah Babcock (who puts in his final performance here) and new bassist Nate Verschoor, erstwhile mainman of Veiled; this throttling-yet-deft foundation both leads and plays acute counterpoint to the spiraling, windswept riffing of founders Jake Superchi (also vocals) and James Sloan, their guitar work transcending the poignancy of prior works. And indeed, "Djinn's" generous six-song/hour-long runtime no doubt allows the listener the ultimate freedom to roam within UADA's ever-unique world, spanning both smothering speed and deliriously dream-like states, Very Metal urgency and textural exploration alike - put simply, the band at the height of their creative powers. "Djiin" is truly its own realm of experience.

From the press:

"Portland`s polarising black metallers turn up the heat... feel the hairs rise on the back of your neck at the fervency and conviction of a creative couplet hellbent on shredding you to death" METAL HAMMER, UK, box review 8/10

"the superb melodic black metal of Uada’s forthcoming third LP, Djinn, is worthy of our your undivided attention at worst, and complete worship at best." DECIBEL, US (Cover feature September issue)
"Nothing should stand in the way of the well-deserved breakthrough." - DEAF FOREVER, DE

"Third time is the charm. Uada have not only returned on top form but have created their most ambitious and brilliant masterpiece to date." NATTSKOG, UK
"... the best UADA album to date." LEGACY, DE

"a rough infernal symphony with its battle rhythm that takes no prisoners. A real death march." ROCK HARD, IT (Dynamit)

"American UADA excels within the melodic black metal, and with their third album, ‘Djinn’, they are closer to hit the Bulls Eye than they have been ever before" METALIZED, DK

"Unleashing what is most likely the most explosive and melodic Black Metal release of 2020..." INFERNAL MASQUERADE, US

'quite frankly, the most important record of the year' METAL INSIDER, US

"Absolutely filling, majestic but also deeply interior, "Djinn" is the album that responds to all the wishes of Uada and the genie of inspiration" METAL HAMMER, GR

"well-done black metal album that has not forsaken the art of melody.." NO CLEAN SINGING, US

"the ride feels as if it's over way too soon, and you will want to start it all over again." ROCK ERA MAGAZINE, EG

"The small changes lead to a new way and free Uada a bit from her own corset." - HELL IS OPEN, DE

Track list
1. Djinn
2. The Great Mirage
3. No Place Here
4. In the Absence of Matter
5. Forestless
6. Between Two Worlds
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