UNSOULED - START OVER
Metal To Infinity
originated in 2001 in the area of Madrid (Spain), and formerly they were called
Krioya. After a few years, they changed their name into Unsouled, which fits
better to the music that they bring.
If you talk about Spanish Metal, you will agree that most of the bands
play into the Heavy Metal
direction. Unsouled is totally diverse as they bring Thrash Metal, and
what they do is really great!
It would be incomplete to define the style as simple thrash as there is
more to offer. They combine the thrash metal elements with a slight progressive
touch and pay a lot of attention in the structure of the songs including great
solos all over!
the recording of a first demo (Shapes from the unconscious) in 2004, they had a
lot of persons that came in and went out, but as far as I know the line up is
stable since a few years.
spend most of the time in the rehearsal room, and focused on writing songs to
lift the band to a higher position. In the year 2006, they won the Coslada’s
national bands contest, and the weird thing is that the other competitors were
into every genre, so there was also pop, disco and other shit around. Great that
the thrashers ruled all over and won the first price, followed with national
next chapter was taken by recording an album in 2009, and this debut was called
The front cover artwork isn’t really inviting, but once you play the
silver disc, you will be surprised about the quality of this youngsters!
‘Start Over’ is filled with classy thrash metal songs and the vocals
are close to James Hetfield’ throat once and a while, and in some tracks I had
Peavy of Rage in my mind. Tracks like ‘Fire In The Wormhole’ cannot be
missed, but to be honest, every song has its own potential, so the best way to
explore this debut is by pushing the repeat button and you will have a few hours
great metal with a lot of variety!
Over’ is released by Molusco Records and I guess that this is a kind of
independent release on a label that the band owns. If so, I would advice all
labels to keep an eye on this band as they have a lot to offer!
is also a live video on the Internet, and one of the songs that I saw was a
cover of “Symbolic” (originally by Death – Chuck R.I.P.). This is worth to
mention to show that Unsouled is more than just Thrash Metal. They succeed to
bring a song of one of the greatest metal bands on earth!
will keep my eyes and ears wide open to see how this band is making progress,
and I hope that their next album will be released on a higher scale by a record
label that has the abilities to bring this band all over Europe and beyond! http://www.myspace.com/unsouled
My Rating: 90 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)
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