Undead will soon be releasing their album “False Prophecies”.
You may want to know a little bit more about this band. Well, me too.
They’re a death
metal band that seemed to have went out of their way to avoid providing
information about themselves. After perusing their Facebook, Twitter, and
their official website, which is rather devoid of content, I found out almost
nothing about these five musicians. And if that is their goal, then I'm
not going to go out of my way to spoil that for them.
They have everything you could want from a death metal band:
distorted guitars chugging away, crazy guitar solos, double kicks,
vicious roaring; the works. They have a really old school sound,
to boot. The
unfortunate side effect of that is that not much sets these guys apart from
other death metal bands. To put it simply, if you like death metal, you’ll
probably like Undead. But if you’re looking for a death metal band that isn't
afraid to step outside of the normal conventions of death metal, or even a sound
distinct enough that will help you say “Oh, that’s Undead!” upon
hearing one of their songs, then you probably won’t get that with them. That being said,
this means they
don’t have a sound that makes me want to come back to them. One thing
I found myself really digging was their guitar solos. They have some pretty cool
solos, I can’t deny that. The tone of their guitars is really heavy, and it
brings a considerable amount of life to this album. The production value
of the album isn't as crisp as it could be, but I also think this may have been
intentional. I mentioned earlier the old school kind of sound they have,
and I think that this sound is a way of holding true to that.
Undead meets the criteria to be a good
death metal band. If you’re looking for a nice, heavy, old school
sounding death metal
band to listen to, then these guys are certainly worth checking out. But if you want
something that sounds different than your run-of-the-mill death metal band, you
may want to look elsewhere.