The swiss formation of Unhold fuse together sludge, post-metal and noise rock making themselves a staple of the scene. Unhold are an experimental chunk of heaviness, always out to explore new paths.
On November 9th 2018, Czar of Bullets will release Unhold’s new album, Here is the Blood.
Darkness reigns across a hellish landscape. A post-apocalyptic world where winds blow across the dust and bones of death and destruction. The soundtrack? Unhold’s Here is the Blood.
There is a twisted kind of beauty to the post-metal effort of Attaining the Light. Sombre as hell, when it kicks it up a notch the rough vocals deliver a sludgy kind of roughness. Something that continues into Convoy, a track that dares to show off a bit more rhythm in its aggression.
It’s not the first time female vocals appear on the album but they are particularly haunting on Deeper In before Curse of the Dime puts many of 2018’s post-metal tracks to shame. An absolutely gorgeous track, the melody blended with soaring vocals and an ever-increasing heavy beat is spectacular. One for the record books, one to stick with you.
After such a momentous track, Hunter takes things down to a moody and atmospheric level. Pale brings chunkiness in the riffs and Altar is filled with a vibe that just fills the souls with despair.
The depressive beauty and harsh post-metal sound is perfectly mixed together to ensure Here is the Blood will go down as one of the best releases this year. Altar is fuelled on ritualistic darkness while The Chronic Return pulls hard at the emotions. The final pair of tracks leave one final deep impression.
Unhold – Here is the Blood Full Track Listing:
1. Attaining The Light
3. Deeper In
4. Curse Of The Dime
8. The Chronic Return
You can order the album now over on Bandcamp. Find out more/keep up to date with news by liking their Facebook Page, going to their website, following them on Instagram and subscribing to their YouTube Channel.
Unhold - Here is the Blood (Czar Of Bullets)
The Final Score - 9/10