AOTY 2023


Ulthar - Anthronomicon
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Distorted Sound

Anthronomicon and Helionomicon are each towering accomplishments from a band that continues to go from strength to strength.


If we take Anthronomicon as the gateway to Ulthar's double release, we couldn't hope for a better start.

Angry Metal Guy
What’s here is sufficiently compelling to encourage perseverance but it does sometimes feel like too much of a good thing. It’s easy to enjoy but less easy to dissect and understand.
The death-metal trio is at its most complex on this pair of companion albums. Beneath the labyrinthine riffs lies some of the group’s sharpest, most distinctive music yet.

Non metal person here. I agree with the other reviews on the flat mix but I actually liked this quite a bit. Ulthar focus just as much on locking in on tight grooves as anything else and it pays off, creating a slyly funky and rewarding listen.


The cover looked sick so I decided to give it a test run. Main complaints are the fairly flat mix of this album on the first few tracks, a seeming lack of any real variation in energy at points, and some of these songs going on for too long.

There's clearly a sort of sci-fi theme going on with the album, given all the track names, the ambient segments at the end of some tracks, and the occasional lyrics I can make out.

Overall though, enjoyed my time with this album! Solid death metal ... read more


Ulthar - Anthronomicon

Genre: Death Metal
Country: US

Final Verdict: 57% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 156th / 214

Highlight: Cultus Quadrivium

Made me think of:
Tomb Mold
Blood Incantation
Faceless Burial

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Added on: February 13, 2023