Reviews

Uraken Perfection EP

  • Reviewer Joan DeToro
  • Label Dirty Guys Rock / Don't Trust the Hype / Emergence

France’s URAKEN serve up a heavy mix of hardcore, crust, sludge, and powerviolence that is reminiscent of some of Southern Lord’s faster acts on this reissue of their 2017 demo. While none of their style is particularly new or innovative (anyone else remember when it seemed like every other band was crust-infused?) it is varied and punishing enough to avoid a monotonous listen.