Rings of Saturn are an American Technical Deathcore/ Technical Death Metal band formed in 2009 from California that was founded by guitarist Lucas Mann. Their lyricism reflects on Aliens, Science Fiction, Technology, Outer Space and Alien Invasion and with the new album Ultu Ulla meaning Time Immemorial, this is the first Rings Of Saturn album to feature drummer Aaron Stechauner and Miles Dimitri Baker. Prior to 2014’s Unique Leader Records of Lugal Ki En, Ultu Ulla features unique compositions, technical abilities and a massive momentum shift to lead onto a Technical Death Metal approach. With Ultu Ulla, this album has taken naturalistic song variations, polished production, matured songwriting and a continuation that’s undeniably straightforward where the Deathcore influences have been stripped a tad bit and borrowing track elements of Decrepit Birth and Planetary Duality The Faceless esque heaviness which showcases alot of progression upon hearing the album.
With tracks such as Margidda, Parallel Shift and The Relic the members from Rings Of Saturn have accompanied to construct and create massive amounts of mentality which musically, atmospherically and lyrically proven Rings Of Saturn are along the way to create their most distinguished and polished albums they’ve ever produced. From the experimented programming, Progressive guitar leads, astonishingly beautiful drumming arrangements and department so masterfully mixed, Ultu Ulla does a fantastic job keeping the songs more mid paced without any forces of competitiveness. Vocally, Ian Bearer has unleashed his stylistic formula featuring guttural lows, screeched highs and his range has been more professional than he ever has been. But all in all, Rings Of Saturn’s Ultu Ulla has definitely caught me by a instant surprise displaying the band’s heaviest material to date and has contributed their intelligence for extreme metal to be highly enjoyable experience. If you’re a fan of Lugal Ki An, Ultu Ulla is a massive improvement which shows the next evolution onto new branches and heights.
A definite must hear for any Rings Of Saturn fans!
Overall score 9.5/10
Review by Jake Butler