Ultio are a solo project from an unknown area that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Fera" which will be released in march by Brucia Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the vocal are mostly inhuman sounding black metal screams and the music also has a lot of Nordic influences.
A great amount of dark sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also being very heavily rooted in the mid 90's era and the music always sticks to a very raw and heavy musical direction.
Ultio plays a style of black metal that goes back to the 90's era of Swedish and Norwegian black metal taking the melody of the former an the rawness of the later to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and evil themes.
In my opinion Ultio are a very great sounding Nordic influenced black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beasts" and "The Right Weapon'. 8 out of 10.