Founded in September 2009, Uvikra is a one man black/death metal project hailing from Vilnius, Lithuania. The single and singular member (Loikav), has created an unorthodox sound. While brutal and grisly in its rawness, this sound is tempered with a subtle progressive element. Unnaturally glottal vocals add to the unworldly feel while lamenting the futility of earthly existence.
Uvikra has three releases to its credit. The first was the self-titled full-length released September 23, 2010. An EP (Patterns of Life) was released April 9 2011. Both of these releases are available for free download on Uvikra’s Bandcamp site.
The most recent material, gathered together in the form of the full-length Bi, was originally released November 15, 2011 and released by Badgod Music as a digipak February 26 2013.
“If you like your black metal orthodox then this won’t be the band for you. But if you like your black metal to take unexpected twists and turns on its way from A to B then you might enjoy this trip.” Anders Ekdahl (Battlehelm)
“...you can hear a unique sound taking shape on Bi, a wobbly, shape-shifting black metal full of dripping “tall” harmonies and hypnotic repetition, chromatic death metal guitars and bizarre free-form breaks. At times, Bi’s circular riff patterns remind me of Demilich; at others, his odd harmonies and unhinged vocals recall Bergraven.” – Metalsucks
“The progressions on this record could not possibly have been conceived by a normal mind. I don’t think a black metal [release]has evoked this sincere of a response from me ever. This is utterly bizarre and, by all accounts, brilliant.” 5/5 – Northern Isolation
released 26 February 2013
Loikav: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mixing/Mastering