Monday, March 21, 2011
ULCERATE is a progressive death metal act formed in 2000 in Auckland, New Zealand. They released demos in 2003 and 2004 before releasing their 2007 debut full-length studio album "Of Fracture and Failure." Before releasing their debut album they released the "The Coming of Genocide" compilation album which features both demos on one album. The band have released their second full-length album "Everything Is Fire" in 2009.
ULCERATE play brutal and pretty chaotic death metal with deep guttural growling vocals, but their music is rather unusual for the genre with dissonant riffing and challenging technical playing. Their second album "Everything Is Fire" slightly touches post metal territory in addition to their trademark brand of progressive death metal. References to an act like GORGUTS and their 1998 Obscura album are obvious.