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Unsilence : Under A Torn Sky

So let's get the obvious out of the way first, shall we? Unsilence have been called a Warning clone when it comes to this album, Under A Torn Sky (note by the admin: on this very site, in this review). Is this true? I would have to say, no, not at all.

Personally, I am more reminded of While Heaven Wept, and far from being a clone, Unsilence does a very good job of playing mournful, epic doom metal, but without relying on keyboards. Instead, the guitars and vocals are used to lay down the atmosphere. Warning clone? I don't think so. In fact, if it wasn't for that particular review, I doubt the band would even be mentioned in this one.

Unsilence, on this album, craft some very nice, mid-tempo, epic doom metal. The guitars are great at telling the story in each song, and the vocals remind me very much of Solstice. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they do not dissapoint. James' singing is strong, and passionate, and draws in the listener with each line.

Overall, Under A Torn Sky is a rare gem of an album. It may be hard to get into, but it's very well worth it. Like a fine abbey ale, to an experienced drinker, Unsilence will reward the experienced listener with many textures and a complex, satisfying epic doom experience!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Last Day
2. The Burning Midnight
3. Transfiguration
4. Barricade
5. Echoes Awaken
6. Of What May Become
7. The Hour Of Arrival
8. Wids Of Enlightenment

Duration : Approx. 54 minutes

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Reviewed on 15-10-2010 by Matt Zuchowski
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