UNMOORED

Death Metal • Sweden
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Unmoored is a progressive / melodic death metal band from Skövde, Sweden, formed in 1993. The band uses heavy riffing as well as acoustic verses and clean vocals in their songs. The band features Christian Älvestam of Scar Symmetry and Miseration fame on guitar & vocals, Thomas Johansson on lead guitar and Henrik Schönström on drums. Former members include Rickard Larsson (guitar), Torbjörn Öhrling (bass), Niclas Wahlén (drums) and Jocke Pettersson (drums).

Discography: Wood Chuck Tune (demo 1994) In the Shadows of the Obscure (demo 1995) More to the Story Than Meets the Eye (demo 1997) Cimmerian (full-length 1999) Kingdoms of Greed (full-length 2000) Indefinite Soul-Extension (full-length 2003)

Official website: http://www.unmoored.com
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UNMOORED Cimmerian album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Cimmerian
Death Metal 1999
UNMOORED Kingdoms of Greed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kingdoms of Greed
Death Metal 2000
UNMOORED Indefinite Soul-Extension album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Indefinite Soul-Extension
Death Metal 2003

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UNMOORED Wood Chuck Tune album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wood Chuck Tune
Death Metal 1994
UNMOORED In The Shadows Of The Obscure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Shadows Of The Obscure
Death Metal 1995
UNMOORED More to the Story Than Meets the Eye album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More to the Story Than Meets the Eye
Death Metal 1997

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UNMOORED Cimmerian

Album · 1999 · Death Metal
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"Cimmerian" is the debut full-length studio album by Swedish metal act Unmoored. The album was released through Pulverised Records in the summer of 1999. "Cimmerian" was already recorded in late 1997 but the release was postponed because of label issues. On this release Unmoored are a two-piece consisting of Henrik Schönström on drums and Christian Älvestam on bass, guitars and vocals. The latter is quite the prolific character on the Swedish metal scene having been a member of acts such as Scar Symmetry, Torchbearer and Miseration. Unmoored are one of his first projects though.

The music on the album is a mix of melodic death metal, death´n´roll and large doses of groove metal. There´s even a hint at goth metal in the closing track "Final State" so "Cimmerian" is certainly a diverse album. The vocals are mostly growling/raw shouting but Älvestam masters clean vocals too and he uses them often. His clean vocals on "Cimmerian" remind me quite a lot of Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale...etc.). The sound production is decent even though the drums have an artificial sounding quality to them that isn´t too pleasant.

It´s obvious that the two guys in the band are pretty skilled musicians, but the music is a bit directionless to my ears. Unmoored simply take their mouths too full and incorporate elements from too many genres and the outcome is of mixed quality. It´s never really bad but it´s seldom really good either so I guess a 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

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