Mosaic I: l'amour et l'ardeur
NSP 165 : Unreqvited - Mosaic I: l'amour et l'ardeur DigiCD/LP
Release date: November 23rd, 2018
and uplifting; a journey of massive peaks and bottomless caves.
Unreqvited's take on post-black metal is one that paints a canvas of
musical diversity, with elements of expansive post-rock, tortured dsbm
vocals, shimmering blackgaze melodies and grandiose orchestral segments.
With their debut LP “Disquiet”, Unreqvited lays down the foundation for
their somber, melancholic sound by using hallmark principles of black
metal like torrential blast beats and tremolo sparingly. Instead,
opting for emphasis on melodies and synthesizers to invoke thoughts of
frozen woodlands and a troubled internal state.
Sophomore LP “Stars Wept to the Sea” featured a new approach to the
genre. Drifting and dreamlike with crystalline keys and soaring guitar
riffs, yet scalding vocals continue to convey torture and pain. Unusual
and intriguing, the music is a study in contrasts. Stars Wept is a huge
step forward towards maturity, adding tons of new ideas, sparks and
personality to the Unreqvited sound. The albumʼs bright, shimmering
atmosphere exudes a sense of triumph in the face of a genre often
rooted in despair.
Mosaic I might be Unreqvitedʼs most ambitious effort to date. Though
only 40 minutes in length, their third LP explores far more hopeful
territory, deeply rooted in post-rock and orchestral influences. Apart
from the harrowing, tormented shrieking vocals, little to no black
metal influences remain from their previous releases. It instead
features majestic and hopeful refrains, wonderfully evocative
progressions, and angelic, delicate atmospheres. The by-product is a
captivating new sound that may be completely unique to the genre.
The first press of the CD comes as Collector’s Edition in Digipack, limited to 1000 copies.
The LP comes on coloured vinyl (99x magenta + green splatter / 199x white), incl. insert.
1. Sunrise (6:00)
2. Dreamscape (8:10)
3. Radiant (5:44)
4. Balance (7:39)
5. Permanence (13:00)
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