My first memories of Unanimated date back to 1996, year when I heard their second album, Ancient God of Evil, released in 1995. Other names in the air du temps at the time were Centinex, Entombed, Dismember, Naglfar or Dissection; while Naglfar claim to have Unanimated as a source of inspiration, Dissection's continous presence both live and in the media might have overshadowed them.
After over 12 tumultous years of silence, mark the paradox, Unanimated is back in its original line-up and they have saved themselves for In the Light of Darkness. This record marks a very positive auditive deja-vu of the spirit of 1996: melodic, strong and heavy. Much groove but no rock n' roll, an ounce of doom, riffs that cut you into pieces, and the deep vocals of a man who's been waiting over a decade to pour his soul out.
There is still a cold atmosphere that can be worked on more to be brought to the next level.
When this is said, I can't possibly find anyone who will not like this record to a certain point.
Unanimated is for my part highly encouraged to keep up the good work at their rehearsals, so we can enjoy more of them in the future.