October 29, 2011

Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire

Cover artwork by Mario Sanchez Nevado

Unexpect has self-released the new album Fables of the Sleepless Empire on their Bandcamp. Progressive metal with growls, screams, double bass pedal, and distortion, but also electronic passages, classical interludes and atmospheric sections. A modern and more metallic version of Mr. Bungle perhaps?

The reviews seem to agree that Fables is more focused and cohesive than their previous album. Here's one originally from The Number of the Blog, and one from Don't Count On It Reviews, who says that "the biggest step up on here, and this really goes in with the better songwriting, is the use of huge sound choruses and vocal melodies".

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