The Unguided are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Fragile Immortality" which was released by Napalm Records.
The album starts out with synths along with heavy guitars and drums that take the music into a melodic death metal direction along with aggressive vocals which also leads up to clean singing vocals and after awhile melodic solos are added into the music.
When the album goes into other songs the music starts going for the more modern variation of melodic death metal while also having symphonic elements as well as some power metal influences as well as bringing in elements of electronic music and on one of the songs they bring in a brief use of spoken word parts and you can also hear prog metal elements in certain sections of the record.
With this album The Unguided play a very modern form of melodic death metal that has more mainstream leanings than the earlier style of melodic death metal and they also bring in elements of prog and electronica to create an album t hat is very melodic, heavy and diverse and while it is not my favorite style, the band still show they can write decent songs.
Song lyrics cover personal issues, relationships and fictional stories, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion The unguided are a very decent sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Inception" "Eye Of The Thyla" "Nloodbad" and "Oblivion". 7/5 out of 10.