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Unmothered - s/t

Shostakovich   (98 reviews)

Posted: 06/24/2011 | Comments: 1 | Rate:

In only 5 songs I have discovered that Unmothered is a really cool band. Though self described as "black metal", I might venture to say that's hardly to the case at all. Rather, they are the latest in a string of seemingly unrelated bands that I've been running into for a few years who have succeeded in taking the current popular lo-fi doom trend and turning it on its ear.

Each song on their EP features off-beat riffing and a massive doom styled production that is clearly the product of a basement or bedroom. This also seems to have been recorded in one take per track, giving the music a raw, jam-like feel. The drums beat along with simplicity, but also are loud and effective, while the guitar is the main part of the show, with a warm, grinding tone.

Vocally I guess you could loosely define them as "black metal", as none of the vocals rise above a hissy rasp. They are not prominently mixed however, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as they are not the main focus here.

This is a great output, especially for a two-piece who is able to reproduce this live, which to me is something that few bands can get away with not being able to do. Thumbs up and I hope to hear more in the future.

Top track: Trancendor

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