Unwound
Unwound


3.5
great

Review

by Supercoolguy64 USER (86 Reviews)
July 24th, 2014 | 56 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Even with it's flaws, Unwound's self-titled album is a worthy listen

Before Unwound made their colossal 75-minute epic Leaves Turn Inside You, Unwound were just a couple of college-age kids playing ferocious music at their friend's house for fun. In 1992, only a few years after they first formed, Justin Trosper (Guitar), Vern Rumsey (Bass), and Brandt Sandeno (Drums) recorded their self-titled debut. However, just when they started to mix and master the record, Brandt quit, which caused Justin and Vern to leave the project on hiatus so they could look for a new drummer. They eventually recruited Sara Lund as the new drummer and, after recording and releasing three other albums, finished mastering Unwound and released it in 1995.

Unwound is hands down the band's most punk oriented record, and also their shortest, clocking in at 28 minutes. The instrumentation on this record is much more simplistic compared to their later releases, Brandt's drumming has more of a "wham-bam-thank you, man" style compared to Sara's tightly constructed drumming and Vern's bass lines basically just follow Justin's guitar. However, the simplicity does not ruin the music at all.

If there is one thing the album does right, then it would be the fun factor. Listening to this record is a breeze, and you get a real kick out of it. Tracks like "Rising Blood" and "Understand & Forget" are way to hard to skip over, and there are even somewhat somber moments on the album with songs such as "Fingertips" and "Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere Again". Unfortunately, there are some real duds on the LP, like the wail-of-noise "Kandy Korn Rituals", or some of the more forgettable tracks such as "Warmth" and "You Bite My Tongue" . However, Unwound still ends up being a rewarding listen, even with its flaws. The band would slowly, but surely, mature with every album they put out, but I would still recommend this to anyone looking for some enjoyable post-hardcore.



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Supercoolguy64
July 24th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I got bored, so I figured to write a review for this scince it did not have one already. Criticism is welcomed

KILL
July 25th 2014


81580 Comments


same oops

Jots
Emeritus
July 25th 2014


7561 Comments


Can't believe this didn't have a review already

Chortles
July 25th 2014


21494 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gnarly

Supercoolguy64
July 25th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Can't believe this didn't have a review already"



Yeah, it really makes my blood rise

ha ha, but yeah, I can Understand & forget that



Gwyn.
July 25th 2014


17271 Comments


nice

Hovse
July 25th 2014


2740 Comments


this band is too good tbh

Supercoolguy64
July 25th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"ugh"



I'm sorry, but those puns were at my fingertips

TheNexus100
July 25th 2014


2696 Comments


i sometimes think this even beats fake train

true
July 25th 2014


50 Comments


you shouldnt think so much proggy

ScuroFantasma
Emeritus
July 25th 2014


11969 Comments


nice short review man, have a pos.

BMDrummer
August 29th 2014


15096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

underrated

SeaAnemone
August 29th 2014


21429 Comments


not a big fan of this album tbh
the discog overshadowing it doesn't help though

Supercoolguy64
August 29th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I wish they seperated Kandy Korn Rituals from Against. Against rules so hard, Kandy is boring as hell

BMDrummer
October 12th 2014


15096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yelling TRY ANTIFREEZE while drumming is intense

Supercoolguy64
October 12th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

WE'RE COLD

AND YOU'RE COMFORTABLE

BMDrummer
October 12th 2014


15096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the guitar part is so much fun to play too

Supercoolguy64
October 12th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

against is fun as hell to play

BMDrummer
October 12th 2014


15096 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

unwound tabs past new plastic ideas are harder to find tho, since they have weird tunings i guess

Supercoolguy64
October 12th 2014


11786 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Here's an ancient unwound fansite with some tabs for post NPI material:



http://accidentsonpurpose.com/tab.html



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