Unhold play Sludge Metal with a good grasp of Space Rock, Doom, Post-Metal and Progressive Metal.
The band boast multiple talented singers and each of them brings something to the table, be that Neurosis-style rough vocals, effortless cleans or powerful female vocals.
This is a diverse selection of tracks that feature shades of light and dark, build and release mechanics, dynamic pacing, rich texture and atmosphere by the bucketload. You can just taste the quality dripping off this album like fat.
A warm sound translates into tracks that feel very organic and natural. These songs sound alive and vibrant.
I love albums that feel like a complete listening experience; where each song seems to have its place and has its own identity. Towering is such an album.
Whether it’s gritty Sludge, colossal Doom, Southern-baked meandering or epic Progressive workouts, Unhold play their songs with style, conviction and depth.
There’s a lot of variety here that’s a pleasure to explore. The band have both the discipline and experience to craft songs that have a large amount of depth and longevity. The tracks are composed in ways that seem effortless and unforced. Ideas from all manner of subgenres and styles are incorporated into their repertoire and it seems that every aspect of musical expression they dabble with comes out a winner.
Unhold have produced an exemplar of Sludge Metal that’s going to be hard to top. Be sure to check them out.