Reaching into the abyss of the unknown and bringing to life a clear musical evolution of the soul, Vancouver metalheads, Unbeheld are back with a lyrically profound album entitled, ‘Dust’. Kicking off with a haunting release of inner tension, “Intro” sets listeners up for success with a healthy slab of hostility and nail-biting restlessness that serves as suspense for the dose of hard-hitting metal that is bound to come.
The second track, “Dust”, gives a nod to old-school metal roots yet shifts listeners minds into a thought-process beyond what is typically lyrically expressed throughout the genre. “Desecrated Ground” is the dark third track that is a preview of the instrumental talent that the band members possess, as an explosive expression of pain encapsulates the essence of anger within the bones of Unbeheld’s members.
The fourth track, “Lamentation”, kicks off with a hard punch to the gut and a push in the direction of the truth for hardcore metalheads that appreciate profound lyrical expression. “Destroyer” is everything that a metalhead craves as its infectious injection of a spirit barren of hope seeps into and eats alive the souls of maddened listeners worldwide. Closing out ‘Dust’ with “Nothing”, there is a power within Unbeheld that is felt and the harsh vocals of vocalists, Kyle Hamagish and Israel Langlais, shine over the expert guitar shredding that compliments while propelling listeners toward the belief that the band belongs on bigger stages.
‘Dust’ is a collection of bones buried in the past that serve as an artistic expression and release of hurt, pain, and agony within. As though the Vancouver rockers spent time deep within their own darkness to create a work of metal art, Unbeheld is a true metal band that mirrors the likes of Dream Theater, Gorija and Meshuggah. Keep an eye out for Unbeheld to take hold of festival tour slots over the years to come.