Uneven Structure
8


4.0
excellent

Review

by ma7erick USER (3 Reviews)
April 1st, 2010 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Are they a band who’s just interested in following a trend that spread over the internet...? My answer: No.

Uneven Structure is a band mainly from France, a country from which each year past it seems that heavy music in general is just gaining popularity and so forth is giving birth to leading acts in the scene (Gojira being one good example). Probably if you haven’t heard of them, you’re just wondering, what could they offer to my ears" What kind of auditive scenario I could experiment with them" I don’t blame you for these questions. Now that humanity has just entered year 2010, we’ve seen the perpetration in the last couple of years of a new wave of bands executing what we refer as “djent”, but also, in the time being, its massive impact in the community has been such that this musical tendency has been referred to vaguely as the “new metalcore”.

Does Uneven Structure fall into this" Are they a band who’s just interested in following a trend that spread over the internet..." My answer: No. They recently released and EP called 8, a plain and simple title that brings us an interesting approach to a complex musical extravaganza. I must recall first and foremost the influence from Meshuggah, specifically from their albums Catch Thirtythree and Nothing, something I have to admit I enjoy; I’ve never considered that having a similar composition skill as other band should be a bad thing. The tracks blend into each other as we can appreciate too in Catch Thirtythree, which obviously lead me to think that was their objective.

The production is very good, and being developed which such a humble equipment is endearing (you can check the studio pictures in their myspace). Invoking Meshuggah once more, I have discovered that albums like I’ve previously mentioned compared to 8 sound weak; I enjoyed so much the punch the guitars have, the low end is spectacular and such tone just resembles bands like Four Question Marks on their album Aleph. This characteristic is quite revealing, since Meshuggah are a renowned band, and yet they don’t sound as heavy as other band nowadays, perhaps is not their intention to do so, but is something to think about.

The drums as well as the electronic elements have their peaks and downs, being sometimes a little dull or uncreative, and sometimes brilliant. One of my favourite tracks of the EP called “Egocentric Focus” features one of the most sick drum patterns I’ve heard in this kind of music; full of syncopation and groove. As far as the electronics go, nothing too intrepid nor fancy, some keyboards thrown here and there, to make a little ambiance among other minor details. Another fact that will catch your attention is that the vocals were recorded by Daniel Ädel from Vildhjarta; I think they were underproduced, and whilst the vocal performance seems to be good, the underproduction doesn’t help to appreciate it.

This band is young and is still looking forward to evolve and find their artistic truth, however, this EP showcase a prelude to something that could be very promising.


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Willie
Moderator
April 1st 2010


17611 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I added your release date and artwork for you. This is a good first review. It was enough to make me check it out. You should have mentioned that the album is free from their website:



Download Here: http://unevenstructure.net/

Zettel
April 1st 2010


661 Comments


Good review. Thanks for the link, Willie. Checking right now.

Willie
Moderator
April 1st 2010


17611 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm giving this the big 4.0 -- I like how the songs all flow into each other. Even though this is just an EP, and they're just copying Meshuggah's style to a large extent, I'd say that this is better than Catch 33.

Zettel
April 1st 2010


661 Comments


Better than Catch 33? This must me one hell of an album then. It is hard to believe, but I am listening right now, so we will see.

Willie
Moderator
April 1st 2010


17611 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of Catch 33, if that makes any difference.

ma7erick
April 1st 2010


22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you Willie, I definitely should have mention their EP is free to download in their website.

Willie
Moderator
April 1st 2010


17611 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

No problem. If you want people to check out something you've reviewed, letting them know how to get it free (legally) is the best

way to do it.

trilogique
June 1st 2010


246 Comments


I love this fucking EP. I have like 400 artist plays just from this EP. The riffs never get old.

sexpoi
July 15th 2010


648 Comments


this looks pretty cool. great review

AlexTM510
August 19th 2010


1456 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this ish rules hard, primarily with how they blend into these ambient post metal ish moments



timed well at 20 minutes too to be honest, final track slays

Digging: Palm Reader - Braille

trilogique
December 1st 2010


246 Comments


^ yes yes yes yes yes

I cannot wait for Februus IDHFDSIOFHASOFBGFOBOAFFA

bloc
March 24th 2011


53450 Comments


Last 4 songs kick major ass. The first 4 I could live without.

Digging: The Presets - Hi Viz

YUJOS
May 1st 2011


1010 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The best Meshuggah copycats!!!

Royd Rage
July 23rd 2011


419 Comments


it reminds me a lot of meshuggah's "I" but than some like catch 33...but i don't feel in my head like
oh they are just copying meshuggah. they do some things the same and some they don't.

i try not to "rate" albums anymore. so i either like or or don't like it. so far i have to say i think
i like it.


oh yeah the album is free,so really in the end it's no huge risk.

TheArkitecht
July 24th 2011


1673 Comments


djently djenting the djent.

AlexTM510
September 7th 2011


1456 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

old news but they have a song posted from februus



http://soundcloud.com/unevenstructure



if the album is like this song without a doubt this will be metal album of the year.

Vooligan
October 4th 2011


3541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So excited for Februus.

trilogique21
October 11th 2011


2175 Comments


Februus is fucking amazing.

As for this EP, I don't know what the fuck it is, but even though it's very similar to Meshuggah it never gets old.

Digging: Goblinsmoker - Toad King



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