Hailing from the cascadian gloom of British Columbia, Canada, Ulvik, formed by Jade Fadel and George Allen, released a double length with Avantgarde Music in 2019, Volume I & II. After spending the opening months of the 2020 pandemic creating Isolation Motifs, a short concept instrumental album and corresponding video series, Ulvik finished writing and recording their sophomore album, Cascades.
Cascades is a hypnotic, atmospheric black metal album, incorporating the old, organic textures of plucked and bowed bouzoukis and violins to create ethereal interludes, in contrast to the visceral aggressive tone of each track. This melding is mirrored by shared dual vocals, creating a counter balance that weaves and crashes between malevolent and haunting.
Ulvik will haunt you through Northwestern forest starting July 30th, 2021.