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Thursday, 22 December 2016

UZIEL

BandUZIEL
GenresPunk / Hardcore / Math Metal / Metalcore / Grind / Metal / Black Metal / Thrash
Related artistsSoreness, Shorebreak, Aiguilles, Applied Asturias, Bèstia Ferida, Homenatges, Les Aus, Omega Cinco, Vactor, Veiled, Lords Of Bukkake and Refraining.
CountryBarcelona SPAIN
Years Active1998-2004
Song: "Goodbye"
Album: "Pulse"
Year: 2003
For fans ofThe Love And Terror CultVon WolfeBotch, Tentacles, Crestfallen, (early) Curl Up And Die, Campaign Committee, Officer Jones And His Patrol Car Problems, Fall Silent, Crrust, Ed Gein, Zao, Vein, Euth, Every Time I Die, Converge, Harlots, Robinson, Owen Hart and The Abandoned Hearts Club.
Label(s): Underhill Records
This post's artist is from the November 2016 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the December 2016 Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2017 Mix#1 here.

I can't for the life of me figure out exactly how I came across the Barcelona mathy metalcore band UZIEL. I think someone who read the blog back in the early days of 2013 sent it to me and I spent the last few years dabbling here and there without really investing my full effort into listening. A few months back I decided it was time to post them and started jamming the record again. Wooooooah nelly, what was I missing the first time? UZIEL hit me in all the right ways and I realized quickly that they sound very similar in many respects to awesome bands such as The Love And Terror Cult, Crestfallen, Curl Up And Die, The Abandoned Hearts Club as well as the almighty Botch. The very dancey, almost sassy metalcore is best exemplified on their final recording titled 'Pulse' which came out a decade before I had assumed, way back in 2003.

'Pulse' opens with the exceptional "Goodbye" with some fantastic, mathy and rolling breakdowns at 38 seconds, 1:04 and another at 1:58, all slathered in venomous screams that aren't far from Ed Gein and The Great Redneck Hope territory. "Martyr" is a slower and darker song that topples like a prodigious landslide and includes quite a few Curl Up And Die sections, while "Deaf Man" really brings Von Wolfe's mathy material to mind but is much more menacing. The title track "Pulse" is also a banger, as is the instrumental tangent named "Come Back Home Track". There are another few songs on here, all good at the very least.

I have acquired the LP and split EP with Hopeful but have yet to stumble across the 2000 material aka the split with Nous and The Kill, Kill, Kill Compilation 7". I have posted the 2001 to 2003 material right here but if you have the early stuff please upload it for everyone.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's 2001-2003 discography in mp3 form.

2000 - The Collection Series cdLP (split w/Nous)
2000 - The Kill, Kill, Kill Compilation. 7"EP comp (contributed "End of the Light")

2001 - The Collection Series III cdEP (split w/Hopeful)

2003 - Pulse cdLP
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(2003) UZIEL - "Goodbye" (from 'Pulse')

(2003) UZIEL - "Deaf Man" (from 'Pulse')

(2003) UZIEL - "Martyr" (from 'Pulse')

(2003) UZIEL - "Goodbye" live video

(2001) UZIEL - "Seize Control" (from 'Hopeful' split)

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UZIEL out of print 2001-2003 mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)
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