This is a review of another recording from Unhappy which continues their depressive approach to black metal with the album being self released in 2013 and called "Despair".
"Black Metal Desolation" which is also the first song on the album opens up with atmospheric sounding synths and 3 minutes later programmed drum beats along with raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar riffs make their way into the music along with some grim screams that are mixed down low in the mix while also keeping around the synths and after awhile the music slows down a bit before getting fast again.
"Anxiety AKA Bourgeois Depression" begins with slow guitar riffs along with some drum beats a few seconds later and then the grim black metal screams kick in as well as a small amount of spoken word parts.
"Darkness Is My Sun" opens up with distorted noises before adding in drum beats and demonic vocals along with some slow depressive black metal guitar riffs and towards the end the drum beats get more aggressive for a few seconds.
"Despair" starts up with distorted black metal guitar riffs and programmed and a few seconds later grim vocals come into the music while also being mixed down low in the mix and the song sticks to a slower black metal direction.
"I Want To Die (Then Die)" kicks in with distorted and dark depressive black metal guitar riffs and a few seconds alter grim black metal vocals make their way into the song along with some programmed beats.
"In The Garbage Of The 21st Century" comes atmospheric black metal guitar riffs, drum beats and deep, grim vocals and the song remains in a slow and depressive direction along with a brief use of melodic riffing and you can hear synths in the background.
"Rain And Grey Sky" which is also the last song on the album begins with nature sounds along with some synths shortly after that and a minute later guitar riffs and depressive black metal screams make their way into the song along with some melodic guitar riffing.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Unhappy and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Metal Desolation" "I Want To Die (Then Die)" and "Rain And Grey Sky". RECOMMENDED BUY.