EP Review: Uneven Structure – 8 (re-release)


Release Date:  3 June 2013 by Basick Records

Tracks:  8 tracks played as one single piece

Length: 24m, 21s

Genre: Progressive metal/djent

Previous releases: Their EP ‘8’ came out in 2009 and their debut album ‘Februus’ was released in 2011 (full album review here)

Recommended for fans of: Progressive metal, Meshuggah, TesseracT, Textures, Vildhjarta, djent, metalcore

Description:  It was a good decision to re-work and enhance the French metal band Uneven Structure’s debut EP ‘8’. It made quite a difference to the sound. It’s a heavy, aggressive piece of music with dark undertones, not too far from Meshuggah’s sound.  This time it’s recorded with a new mix; providing a more ambient feeling and with a vocalist that adds some real power and breathes new life into the music. They have complemented the heavy grooves with those wonderful distant melodies and huge atmospheres that they are well known for. It makes for a deeper and more eerie listening experience.

 UNEVEN_STRUCTUREStrong points:  Great sound and production, fantastic vocals, heavy rhythms, interesting songwriting.

Weak points: A tiny bit repetitive at times.

Conclusion: If you like Uneven Structure’s album ‘Februus’ or this type of progressive metal in general, this record will not disappoint. This refined version wins over the original release and is a proof of a great forward-thinking musicianship.

Uneven Structure’s guitarist Igor Omodei says:
8, as a collective piece is something we love to play live but the way we do now is quite different from the 2009 EP. So we decided to release this altered version by going back to the drawing board, reworking it, taking advantage of the lineup consolidation and technical progress we’ve been through since the original was out. This is a thank you to our fans for being so supportive and believing in us, and we really hope they will enjoy what we’ve done with it. Whilst they enjoy this, we’re busy in our batcave, working on our second album. We want to get that exactly right as it’s a concept album, the technical aspect is more engaging than on Februus and we’re leaving more room for experimentation which means our writing spectrum is broad as hell.”




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Posted on June 25, 2013, in Album Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. While not nearly as amazing as Februus, this was a highly enjoyable album. I’m not to much into the whole djent thing, but these guys really stand apart as one of the best newcomer metal bands. Such unique style, and with this album it’s cool hearing the beginnings of them.

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