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Noise rock legends Unsane have released a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Sterilize, which is due out on September 29 via Southern Lord. The new track, titled “Aberration”, is true blue Unsane with its gritty, metallic sound. The band said of the track:
“‘Aberration’ is classic Unsane, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.”
Check out the track after the break along with the band’s upcoming European tour dates.
Prog-Metal and prog-rock tend to get thrown around a lot these days, with many of the new bands growing up with massive prog bands such as Dream Theater being their influence, flaunting and showing their chops with six string arpeggio sweep picking techniques, odd time signatures and a massive amount of chops in the riffage department. This can lead to great music but also to undeniable wankery and pretentiousness that can cause any amount of cohesiveness to be lost in translation.
There is the flip side to this coin, where there is a vast amount of musicianship, but song craft and layers are used, creating a sound that is vastly under rated and under appreciated. The band Zombi comes to mind, the duo who create prog-rock as a love letter to the 1980’s horror movies that we all love and cherish, where sounds come together to create an amazing sound wholly reminiscent while also being entirely their own.
Although Drab Majesty has existed as an entity since 2012, I am only now climbing aboard it’s oddly-structured and oddly mesmerizing train. As if Flock Of Seagulls and the Smiths had a suicidal lovechild, Drab Majesty has crafted something unbelievable. Continue Reading