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    Posted: January 10 2010 at 23:35
I'd like to propose Uaral for inclusion into Progarchives, under Experimental/Post Metal or Prog Folk. (Depending on what you think of the samples) Smile

Last.fm link: http://www.last.fm/music/Uaral?ac=ua

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/uaral

Official Homepage: http://www.uaral.cl/

Label: Octagon Music Group

Free Album Download Link: http://www.last.fm/music/Uaral/Lamentos+A+Poema+Muerto

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Aciago: All instruments

Caudal: Vocals

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Uaral is a two peice band from Chile, that fuses an eclectic mixture of Latin inspired classical guitar, neo-folk textures and Doom metal vocals and structures. The band was formed in 1996 by Aciago (Instruments) and Caudal (Vocals), since then, the pair have recorded four demos, two full length albums and an EP. Their debut album, Sounds of Pain was released in 2005, followed by 2007's Lamentos A Poema Muerto, which can be generously downloaded for free from Uaral's last.fm webpage. Themes of nature, loss and despair are common in both the music and lyrics of Uaral's compositions, however, quiet songs are apt to morph into movements of despair and doom-laden power, based primarily around the truly unique vocals of Caudal.

Uaral's songs are often based around long acoustic folk passages, with a mixture of deep, gutteral doom-like growls, choral clean singing and forlorn screams. The slow, atmospheric sound is complemented by stark orchestration and often emotional guitar work, both acoustically and with a clean-tone electric guitar. Caudal's unique vocals are one of the most interesting aspects of their music, and really defy any attempted categorisation. Uaral as a band are wholly unique, and while comparisons to other bands like Agalloch and other Folk Doom bands seem obvious, one can only experience Uaral as a separate entity. A truly wonderful gem of Chilean music.


Why should Uaral be listed on Progarchives.com?

  • Uaral possess a unique quality which sets them apart from other folk/metal/doom bands. Long and experimental instrumentation, combined with technical instrumentation and eclectic vocals completes an experience seldom created by others before. Uaral are not only a highly emotional and engaging band, but also conatin the progressive spirit highly regarded by Prog musicians everywhere.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2010 at 23:38
I support this one 100%, got it this morning and listened to it a few times. Definitely suitable for post-metal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 01:34
I´ve added Uaral to the PM chart on Progfreak for evaluation.
 
Is the bio one we are allowed to use for PA if Uaral is cleared?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 01:36
Originally posted by UMUR

I´ve added Uaral to the PM chart on Progfreak for evaluation.
 
Is the bio one we are allowed to use for PA if Uaral is cleared?


Yes, I wrote the bio, I also sent an email conataining all the relevant information to band submissions for evaluation.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 02:10
Thanks I´ll mention in the PMT thread that there is a bio written. That way there´s a chance for a faster evaluation. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 02:23
Would you be able to add the albums ( Covers, song titles, musicians involved...etc) if Uaral is cleared?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 02:25
I have sent an email to the band submission email address, as outlined in the stickied band submission topic, that contains all the relevant information, discography etc.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 02:28
Allright then. Sounds great. We´ll take a listen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 06:28
Originally posted by UMUR

Would you be able to add the albums ( Covers, song titles, musicians involved...etc) if Uaral is cleared?

I'll help adding the discography when/if required.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 07:12
Thanks Joel. That will be much appreciated if it comes to that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2010 at 14:20
I forgot to add videos to the submission, but I'm sure Joel and I could fix that.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2010 at 18:27
Bump.

Have any of the Prog Folk / Exp/Post Metal collabs had a listen yet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2010 at 19:56
I support the addition! Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2010 at 08:19
This is mostly acoustic guitar music with occasional electric guitar solos, everything pretty standard. Not prog to my ears, sorry. I'd like it if weren't for the ridiculous vocals LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2010 at 09:34
Well it´s definitely not your average acoustic guitar music now is it? I think it´s rather innovative and pretty experimental too. I´ve voted yes. You can follow the voting development here: http://progfreak.com/home/progarchives?path=pm/nw&block=8
 
There are no guarantees that they will be added. Three yes votes will clear them and I´ll make sure to post the decision in this thread. Be patient. Some evaluations takes a long time. If you take a look at the list of artists that the PMT are currently evaluating I think the expected long time-frame is pretty self-explanatory.
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