Unsane
Sterilize


3.5
great

Review

by Mort. CONTRIBUTOR (53 Reviews)
October 6th, 2017 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Far from sterilized

I take a sort of strange pleasure in knowing Unsane are still doing what they’ve been doing for their whole (going on 30 years) career. After all, they’re good at it; Sterilize is another blood spattered, riff wielding, cop-kicking-romp through noise rock-cum-hardcore, just like the rest of Unsane’s discography, and yet it still feels somewhat fresh. I don’t know why this is - maybe it’s just because they’ve been perfecting their sound over the years - because Sterilize really is just typical Unsane. The bass and drums create a sort of fuzzed out rumbling backdrop for the caustic vocals and sharp guitars to cut through, the lyrics are misanthropic and desperately bleak and all the songs fall somewhere around the 3-4 minute mark, with a couple of exceptions. The downside of this is that, while the album is incredibly consistent, there are very few standout moments. Distance can perhaps be touted as something distinctly new, what with the chorus relying on an almost cleanly shouted, elongated bellow - but then again, I haven’t heard their whole discography, so maybe that isn’t too new either. Regardless, Sterilize is far from sterilized Unsane – they’re just as scuzzy and loud and filled to the brim with southern ear-hooking licks as ever, so if you like Unsane…… check out the new Unsane album"



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Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

a mort. review by mort.







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accompliceofmydeath
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This is a perfect review for this.

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Mort.
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13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

godbless you

Chortles
October 6th 2017


20846 Comments


a nice lil review. good band but i've only really listened to their 90s stuff tbqh

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Supercoolguy64
October 6th 2017


8055 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

soundoff reviews? who are you, arcade?

album is dopebtw

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ive been doing small reviews for a while now my super cool friend

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

and thanks chortles

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


5765 Comments


nice to see you back in action, Mort.

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thank you for your words, butcherboy

SteakByrnes
October 6th 2017


4580 Comments


Nice and short review, coolio my guy

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Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanksio my dude

Allergist
October 6th 2017


77 Comments


Haven't jammed unsane in a looooooong time

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 7th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no, youre boring!!!

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
October 7th 2017


19724 Comments


ayy mort keep it up buddy

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 7th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ayyy thanks con

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
October 8th 2017


15239 Comments


show me the way, mortimus

to the land of 200 word reviews...

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 8th 2017


13300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

YOURE ON YOUR WAY MY BOY



JUST FOLLOW THIS ROAD AND DONT THINK ABOUT THE MUSIC MUCH AND YOUVE GOT IT

grannypantys
October 17th 2017


1517 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hard to believe this is so good

Spluger
November 12th 2017


1795 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Great review. I wish this would grow on me more tbh





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