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Experimental/Post Metal

4.11 | 308 ratings

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5 stars Unexpect have done it again. Their last album, "In a flesh Aquarium" from 2006, is well known, also here in the progarchives, as one of the best Avantgarde/Extreme Metal albums of all time. The writing and recording of "Fables of the Sleepless Empire" took them five years, but oh my god was it worth the wait!!! Please note that even though I am writing this at the day of release, I actually have known the largest parts of this album for a while, so this is not a "first impression" review. Giving one of these would be impossible, because Unexpect makes music that takes a bit of time to really understand. This is possibly as Avantgarde as you can get, if you don't believe me read the reviews for their last album, and you will understand what awaits you. Also it is hard to describe this new album adequately, but let me put it this way: The last album, five years ago, was a concept of pure chaos, and seemed hardly under control even by the band itself. This time, it seems like they mastered this chaos and combined it with excellent songwriting. The Unexpect machine now works flawless and for the first time, this seems not only like a bunch of really good musicians with really good ideas, but more like a completely new dimension of music. Words can not describe this album, you have to hear it yourself. Fortunately you can do so at their bandcamp site.
caedes | 5/5 |


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