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CIMMERIAN

Unmoored

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.00 | 3 ratings

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CCVP
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1 stars Just. . . . don't

The Swede band Unmoored came to my attention due to their last album, the fantastic Indefinite Soul-Extension, and, because of the great listening experience their 2003 album provides, I started to move back in their discography, with an ever increasing sense of regreat as I did due to disregarding one golden rule I have about melodic death metal: be EXTRA careful with it.

Being recorded in the mid 1990's, Cimmerian manages to gather in just one place practically everything that made people hate and scorn at melodeath. That is no exaggeration at all, it has almost every negative characteristic that this genre of heavy metal has to offer, you just name it: odds are it is here. Time has also not been kind to this kind of sound: if it already sounded bad and cheesy back then, when it was "popular", now it sounds simply awful. The immaturity, lack of focus, amateurism and the not-very-good production just helps to consider this release negatively.

Rating and final thoughts

As hard as I try, I can't think of any redeeming quality for this album. It is one of those things that should have been kept as a demo, hidden somewhere in a shelf from one of the bandmembers and eventually released as a bonus disc somewhere in the future. For this, I believe that the one star rating fills in perfectly: this is a poor album and most of those who, at this point in time, buy it, would probably do it in order to complete their own Unmoored discography.

CCVP | 1/5 |

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