Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Uncanny/MCMXCI-MCMXCIV/Dark Descent Records/2011 CD Re-Issue Review

Uncanny where a band from Sweden that played a Swedish form of death metal with a blackened edge and this is a review of teir whole discography "MCMXCI-MCMXCIV" which was re-issued by Dark Descent Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast with alot of brutal blast beats being thrown in at times and on one song there is an industrial feel, while the bass playing has a very dark and grinding tone which seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful, as for the keyboards when they are used briefly they are only there to enhance the darkness and atmosphere of the music and at times they have a new age, medievel and epic feel to them.

Rhythm guitars are a mixture of slow, midpaced to fast Swedish style eath metal riffs and at times there is a punk feel to them, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death metal guitar solos.

Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with a blackened edge and at times they are high pitched screams being used at times, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Tolkien, Fantasy, Death and War, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy and raw feel to it.

In my opinion Uncanny where a very good classic Swedish death metal band, and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Brain Acess" "Ceased From Reality" "Elohim" and "Why My Intestines". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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