"It’s not a quick listen, it’s not an easy listen. But it is a must listen." - Resounding Footsteps
Roll the dice! After wowing Resounding Footsteps a while back with their debut release on Rotten Shape "Master of Dungeons", Undead Magic User has finally got themselves a proper BandCamp Portal - and some new pieces of sprawling atmospheric blackened dice-core. Improvised atmospherics and painfully-stretched drones meet, with a +5 darkness modifier.
Feel the infinite loneliness and meaningless pomp of being the ceremonial Caretaker of Hell with And Upon That Terrible Throne.
Sense the cold and saving-throw-against-frostbite menace of The Cursed Amulet of Ice and Snow.
Or simply armour up, throw caution to the wind, and toss 2d10 to Dispel Magic - it's all up to you.
Some more review quotes to convince you further:
"Undead Magic User creates the most dreadful atmosphere with drones that seem to echo on and on endlessly, giving the listener the feeling that the world they are in is vast beyond comparison but so dark at the same time that they can’t see two inches from their face. It’s a terrifying feeling that Undead Magic User uses wields with absolute supremacy."
"The listener travels down in the dark, but to what point and purpose? Do they succeed? Do they succumb to the madness and terror that dwells hungrily in the dark? If the track titles are any indication, I don’t think the listeners are meant to make it out alive in this one. It’s a depressing tale of glory seeking fools who rush into the abyss without realizing the abyss has been waiting for them."
"I love dark fantasy and that’s exactly what this tale is. No matter what the listener-protagonist tries to do, they fail. Death is not even an option down here (because of, you know, undead magic users). Soon enough all of us will falter from the path and end up lost and alone, surrounded by living shadows and monsters so terrible that the light itself hides from them. The music is very clear throughout the entire album: we are at the mercy of the dungeon."
MASTER OF DUNGEONS is HERE
AND UPON THAT TERRIBLE THRONE is HERE
and NEW ALBUM HANDBOOK OF REALMS is HERE.