UNSILENCE - A WALK THROUGH OCEANS - GOLDEN LAKE
Unsilence is an English band influenced by its countrymen Anathema and Paradise Lost. Unsurprisingly, the band has entered Academy Studio (Anathema, My Dying Bride, etc.) to record this MCD. The band delivers four dark and gloomy songs, lasting thirty minutes, without much fanfare. The singer has a hoarse voice bordering on the forlorn. The band plays at a mid-to-slow pace only occasionally raising its head above pavement level to attempt a change of tempo here or a guitar screech there. Unsilence is hardly the most exciting act out there, but one can suppose that not to be a hindrance to fans of the sub-genre. The production is satisfactory as is the musicianship. - Ali "The Metallian"