Turkey's Unhappy are back with a new album that continues their experimental and depressive approach to black metal with the recording being self released in 2013 and called "Salts And Wounds".
"In This Cold Loneliness" which is also the first song on the album opens up with raw, depressive black metal guitar riffs and drum beats and you can also hear bass guitars in the background which leads to grim screams as well as the song alternating between slow and fast parts.
"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (End Of Your Story Motherfucker)" begins with acoustic guitars and melodic clean singing vocals before adding in heavy guitar riffs, drums beats and depressive black metal screams along with some melodic guitar riffing and then the music goes into a faster direction before alternating between slow and fast parts.
"Black Soil" opens up with acoustic guitars before adding in heavy guitar riffs and high pitched black metal screams as well as some drum beats and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
"Salt And Wounds" which is also the title track of the album begins with melodic clean singing vocals as well as synths in the background before adding in raw and heavy guitar riffs along with drum beats and after a couple of minutes it goes into a faster direction along with grim black metal screams as well as adding in some deep demonic voices.
"My Black Funeral" starts up with dark sounding guitar riffs and drum beats and a few seconds alter grim black metal vocals kick in and a minute later the guitar riffing gets more melodic as well as the drum beats speeding up for a few seconds.
"Pitch Black Sky" comes in dark and melodic sounding guitar riffs and drum beats before adding in the grim depressive black metal vocals and the song stays in a slow direction for its 3 entire minutes.
"Autumn Is The Most Beautiful Season To Commit Suicide" kicks in with dark and melodic guitar riffs before adding in drum beats which also leads to the music getting heavier along with some deep death metal growls and towards the end the music speeds up for a few seconds.
"Dolunca Mezanna Yagmur" hits it off with dark and depressive sounding guitar riffs and drum beats before adding in grim black metal screams and the song stays in a slow depressive black metal direction for its 4 entire minutes.
"So Cold So Dark" makes its way in with raw and dark sounding guitar riffs along with some drum beats a few seconds alter which also leads to some depressive black metal vocals and halfway through the song the guitar riffing gets more melodic.
"Snowstorm" is introduced with nature sounds and a minute later raw black metal guitar riffs come in along with some depressive screams and a few minutes later drum b eats finally start kicking in for a few seconds.
"Whispers Of Suicide" has its opening with acoustic guitars before adding in heavy guitar riffs, drum beats and grim screams a few seconds later along with a small amount of guitar leads and the song sticks to a slow and primitive direction.
"The Sheltering Sky(In Memory Of Paul Bowles)" has its start with dark sounding ambient synths and the song is all instrumental.
"A Beam Of Light, An Ominous Winter Night" has its beginnings with dark ambient sounding synths and the song is another atmospheric instrumental.
"The Story of Two Wolves" finds its way on the album with shamanistic style chanting and percussion beats and a few seconds later raw black metal guitar riffs and depressive screams start to kick in along with a small amount of drum beats.
"Anaal Cockroach (Jam Iz Christ)" which is also the last song on the album opens up with spoken word samples and a few seconds later drum beats and distorted guitar riffs start to make their way into the song along with a small amount of melodic vocals in the background and after awhile the music gets slightly faster along with black metal vocals that are mixed down low in the mix.
Song lyrics cover depressive, suicidal and anti christian themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound along with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Unhappy and if you are a fan of experimental, depressive black metal , you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (End Of Your Story Motherfucker)" "My Black Funeral" "Autumn Is The Most Beautiful Season To Commit Suicide" and "Whispers Of Suicide". RECOMMENDED BUY.