Lust and Loathing, the third full-length album by Swedish five-piece metal ensemble The Unguided, goes to show that getting the same shit on a different day is still better than nothing - and it's definitely a godsend compared to Sonic Syndicate these days, even if that isn't saying much. Lame songcraft aside, The Unguided's newest record contains no inherently bad performances from any member, and quite a few tracks on here are fine enough when it comes to delivering mindless fun; "Heartseeker," "Black Eyed Angel," and "Boneyard" are especially serviceable in that regard. The harsh and sung vocals shared between Richard Sjunnesson and Roland Johansson respectively are improving little by little, too. If you like this brand of melodeath (assuming the label does this band any justice), I would suggest giving Lust and Loathing a minute or two of your time.
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