Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium review
|Album:||In A Flesh Aquarium|
|Release date:||August 2006|
01. Chromatic Chimera
02. Feasting Fools
03. Desert Urbania
04. Summoning Scenes
06. Megalomaniac Trees
07. The Shiver
1 - A Clown's Mindtrap
2 - Meet Me At The Carrousel
3 - Another Dissonant Chord
08. Psychic Jugglers (In A Flesh Aquarium)
Montreal has one of the most bizarre Metal scenes on the face of the planet, and a band like Unexpect is there to prove my point. Those Canadians are blowing away every musical concept known to mankind with their second album In a Flesh Aquarium. From thrash to gothic, gypsy folk, brutal death, jazz death and more, they make Arcturus sound like Manowar. Extreme avant-garde Metal seems to be the key word.
The 7-piece from Montreal features no less than three singers, the two guitar players (Syriak and Artagoth) and a charming woman named Leïlindel. The main force of Unexpect is that they sound like they recorded three different bands playing at the same time; the first one would be playing fast-paced Thrash/Death metal, the second one would be a female-fronted Gothic combo while the third one would be the majestic gypsy folk orchestra from Hades. The result is hard to take-in, but incredibly it works all in harmony. Listen to the opening track "Chromatic Chimera" and see how much the name of the band was cleverly coined.
Some songs are truly wrenched from the loins of Satan himself, toying with your mind and always edging on insanity. Freak melodies coexisting alongside mad circus vocals, this could easily be the soundtrack to your nightmares. And it is delightful! The vocals alone are worth giving those guys a chance. Imagine Mike Patton and Floor Jansen singing for Dimmu Borgir playing on LSD, and that will picture what this album is all about. Ah and don't forget to add a violin in the mix. Those guys are absolutely astounding.
In a few words, this is not only new, it is revolutionary music. Not for the faint of heart, this album targets musical pilgrims with insane psyche. So far, In a Flesh Aquarium is the surprise of the year for me. Get your hands on it. I am proud to live in such a deranged city! Great job Unexpect.
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