Unearthly are a band from Brazil that started out in a pure black metal direction but have evolved into more of a blackened death metal band over the years and this is a review of their U.S/Canada Record Deal promo which was released by Redefining Darkness Records and consists of 4 songs from last years self titled full length and a Sepultura cover.
Drum beats and a very heavy blackened death metal sound starts off the promo along with some blast beats and growling vocals and you can also hear some melody in the music at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music brings in a lot of elements of the Polish extreme metal sound into their musical style.
At times the music brings in a tribal feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilized they are in more of a chaotic death metal direction while also being very melodic in certain sections of the tracks and one of the songs also brings in elements of voodoo music as well as a few spoken word parts and they also close the promo with a cover of Sepultura's "We Who Are Not As Others".
Unearthly plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black and death metal with the focus more on the later as well as adding in elements of Brazilian tribal music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Anti Christianity and Quimanda themes.
In my opinion Unearthly are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this promo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sin Offering" and "Eshu". 8 out of 10.
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