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IN A FLESH AQUARIUM

Unexpect

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.14 | 231 ratings

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kazansky
5 stars Chaotic, yet awesome.

Yes, if I were given only one word to describe this album, chaotic would suit it best. This album really sounds like a mix of everything, from classic music, all sorts of metal styles, avant-garde, and of course, progressive elements. With a number of changes in the line up, Unexpect really blows with this album.

In a Flesh Aquarium really varies in styles, each songs on this album are unique and cool in their own ways. For instance, the opening track, ‘Chromatic Chimera’ would first sounds like a nu-metal tracks, and then you got all those mixed elements afterwards. ‘Desert Urbania’ have a nice piano melody in the beginning, and all of the sudden you got some growling, screaming, heavy distortion, and such. Unexpect really mixed lots of elements in their music. You’ll have clean female vocals, like in Goth metal, growling voice a la Death/Black metal, Piano, Violin, and others. Check out their epic ‘The Shiver’, while the first part, ‘Another Dissonant Chord’ sounds calm and soft, suddenly you get all those -what would you call random noises- coming right in the beginning of the second part, ‘Meet Me at the Carousel’ and then followed by some funky tunes. The epic itself closes very nicely (though I don’t think that nice is the right word here) with the last part, ‘A Clown’s Mindtrap’. Or listen to the last track, ‘Psychic Jugglers’ for another example. You get all those nice orchestral-like pieces at first, and then it turned to a random and weird sounding, but still an awesome song.

Overall, this album is really crazy, but awesome at the same times. The band’s name really stands for their music, unexpect(ed). While this album can be classified as one of progressive metal masterpieces, it’s likely clear that this album isn’t accessible to everyone, especially to people who faint-hearted. Listen at your own risk, you’ve been warned!

For those who like some random crazy stuff, this is likely an album that would suit you.

kazansky | 5/5 |

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