UN is a doom metal band from Seattle, WA. UN received critical praise from across the heavy metal underground for their groundbreaking sophomore opus, “Sentiment” (released September 28, 2018 via Translation Loss Records). Praised by Decibel Magazine, Metal Injection, Revolver Magazine, Stereogum, and more, Sentiment earned widespread recognition and became 2018’s most sought after doom record.
Unafraid to reveal somber themes of tragedy, sorrow, and isolation, UN fueled each note of Sentiment with purpose, resulting in overwhelming waves of thunderously crushing doom and emotive sonic soundscapes. Blending soaring post-rock, shoe-gaze, and funeral doom, UN have carefully crafted monoliths that deeply explore the romance and poetry of fragile human existence making Sentiment one of the year’s most gripping and emotive doom records.
Originally formed in 2012, the quartet consisting of Monte McCleery on guitar and vocals, Clayton Wolf on bass, David Wright on guitar, and Alex Bytnar (joined in 2017) on drums, UN began to burst out of the underground with their debut full-length The Tomb of All Things (released December 4, 2015 on Black Bow Records). Touring significantly throughout the US with the likes of Hissing, Fister, Usnea, Badr Vogu, Withered, Oryx, Body Void, and more, UN became sought-after for their powerful and heart-wrenching performances. UN have performed at 71Grind II, Midnight Communion IV, Northwest Terror Fest, Austin Terror Fest, and more. Grabbing attention from Translation Loss Records, UN released their landmark album Sentiment on September 28, 2018. UN will release the third pressing of Sentiment in late 2019. Following Sentiment, UN released a split LP (February 15, 2018, Translation Loss Records) with UK’s Coltsblood, again to critical acclaim.
Undeniably magnificent, UN are reaching far beyond the norms of their genre to create a unique and unforgettable sound. Weaving perfectly balanced, slow-burning mastery with exceptional musicality, UN have evolved to shape the future of not only doom, but heavy metal itself.
“To wield, to balance something so heavy, and to do so with such skill as to make the heart shrink in its behemoth shadow” -Decibel Magazine.
“It is a work of dark majesty, enveloping its listener in a great, black cloak; each listen reveals another wrinkle to examine. Un are maneuvering themselves into an essential position for fans of doom.” – Angry Metal Guy
“This is the “right record at the right time.” It’s when an album so wholly crystallizes a current moment, you feel like you can place shit you’re working through into it and the puzzle pieces fit.” – Stereogum
“Listening to Sentiment, you will be sad. You will be content. You will be bereft. You will be undone. You will be dissected, planted and forgotten. You will be doomed.” – Metalsucks, Top 15 Doom Albums of 2018
“It’s rare to find bands who are this unique and this driven and who have the same deep understanding of what doom metal is about.” – Metal Injection
Monte McCleery – Guitar, Vocals
Clayton Wolf – Bass
David Wright – Guitar
Alex Bytnar – Drums
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