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Uneven Structure

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4.16 | 18 ratings | 1 reviews | 39% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Awaken (6:35)
2. Frost (6:00)
3. Hail (5:55)
4. Exmersion (2:54)
5. Buds (7:20)
6. Awe (3:01)
7. Quittance (6:29)
8. Limbo (2:19)
9. Plenitude (7:16)
10. Finale (8:05)

Total time 55:54

Bonus CD:
1. Dew Upon Shapeless Bounds (10:01)
2. Winds From Untold Memories (8:28)
3. Promises Of Our Early Days (16:37)

Total time 35:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Matthieu Romarin / vocals, percussion
- Jérôme Colombelli / guitar
- Aurélien Pereira / guitar
- Igor Omodei / guitar
- Benoit Friedrich / bass
- Christian Schreil / drums

Releases information

2CD Basick Records ‎- BSK033CD (2011, Europe) Bonus disc with 3 tracks

2LP Basick Records ‎- BSK033LP (2013, UK)

Digital album

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UNEVEN STRUCTURE Februus ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(39%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

UNEVEN STRUCTURE Februus reviews

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Review by Starhammer
4 stars Sophorrific (adj.) Atmospherically disturbed...

The first disc plays host to the heavier side of the release. The overall style is rooted in djent, but to say that Uneven Structure are just another Meshuggah clone could not be further from the truth. The palm-muted riffs merely provide a foundation for some incredibly ethereal soundscapes. The overall style is as ambient as it is technical. Just look at the cover art, hints of colour set amongst a mysterious blackened backdrop. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

The second disc is purely instrumental and features three beautiful pieces of minimalistic post-metal. Their overall effect is largely calming, and yet there is something else, a hidden layer, an uncertain edge, something, at times almost sinister. It's hard to put into words this perceptional contradiction, although a friend of mine once likened the mood to "falling asleep, but with nightmares ahead", and I find this description to be quite fitting.

Musically speaking, Februus is based around the evolution of repetitive themes through a menagerie of subtle variations. As such, I would recommend experiencing this album through a good pair of headphones to really do it justice. I've tried using speakers, and whilst the (practically non-existent) bass levels are certainly emphasised, the lighter nuances often get lost which can give a misleading impression of monotony.

The Verdict: Not flawless, but still, absolutely stunning.

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