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Review: Unprocessed - Perception EP

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Wiesbaden’s Unprocessed returned with an EP titled Perception, their second release after the 2014’s full-length debut album In Concretion

Perception is a slow burner, sounding good on its first listen but unfolding into its full potential on the second or third play. Launching with Praludium – an epic introduction with an atmospheric tone – Unprocessed immediately introduce their duality: combining chugging technical metal with dark, prophetic vocals one moment and angst ridden growls the next. This dichotomy of sound continues as the swirling opening of Ocean of Silence leads into a song that captures the band’s more melodic side before Life. A Prologue of Death throws the listener into an ethereal verse with soaring chorus in the way of Katatonia



As the EP continues echoes of other tech icons, including Devin Townsend, Meshuggah and TesseracT, surface but the band balance this range of influences with skill to create a sound that is all their own. The music is technical but not clinical with songs constructed out of riffs, solos and breakdowns that are more than just fancy guitar work and confusing time signatures. There are a good handful of catchy hooks with heart too, especially towards the latter half of the release with Desert by the Sea. This track leads into the closing Perspective, which feels like a great tune to close Perception

Unprocessed is a band who are forming a legacy and this is the album that will start them on their journey.

Perception is available now from Bandcamp.

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