Heavy metal and punk veteran and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Concrete will release his fifth full-length album, Unrelaxed, tomorrow, October 19, via Howling Invocations. Drawing influence from thrash metal, NWOBHM, and countless other styles from across the extreme music spectrum, Unrelaxed is a modern metal epic that will appease fans of Devin Townsend and the like. In addition to its sound, Unrelaxed offers a refreshing take on the topics of mental health. Concrete explains:
“Unrelaxed deals with the stories and issues that I have heard/dealt with whilst working in secure residential care for young people with complex needs, all juxtaposed with my own recent diagnosis as high functioning autism”.
“Personally,” says Tommy, “I would like to see this album challenge the stereotype of autism/disability and to create positive discourse about the subject.”
Check out the blistering 12-track opus below and purchase a copy here.