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The Unravelling

Formed: 2008
From: Calgary, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Background

The Unravelling is an eclectic progressive rock/metal band from Calgary, Canada. Described by Pure Grain Audio as “overflowing with a bloodthirsty passion”, and inspired by diverse artists such as Dead Can Dance, Tool, Opeth, Nine Inch Nails, and Dillinger Escape Plan, the Unravelling's music ranges from the engaging and inviting to the aggressive and controversial (Their Tibetan protest video for "Fire Breather" went viral on Youtube with over 60,000 views). A confidante of the band remarked that "The Unravelling sounds like the illegitimate love child of Lisa Gerrard And Zack de la Rocha". SMN News says "The Unravelling have created a cult-like following", and Music Connection Magazine named them in their top 25 new music picks of 2009.

The project's founder and instrumentalist, Gustavo De Beauville, composes and records the music while singer Steve Moore (also of Inner Surge & Post Death Soundtrack) writes the lyrics and vocal parts. In order to take their music from the studio to the stage, they have recruited three other professional Calgary musicians, solidifying The Unravelling's live line up. Having moved to Calgary from Barbados in 2006, Gus spent the greater part of 2007 composing the material for the first album. "Until meeting Steve in the fall of 2008 - I had not met any musicians who were this driven and hungry for progress. He definitely inspired me to be as industrious as I could in the pursuit of music." says De Beauville.

Their debut full length album "13 Arcane Hymns", a psycho-analytical concept album in the tradition of Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Nine Inch Nails's "The Downward Spiral" and Faith no More's "Angeldust", was released May 13, 2010. The album features many reoccurring lyrical themes, particularly the theme of being buried alive and presumed dead, then crawling your way out, and "moving forward". Stalker Magazine calls the album "an excellent debut", while Pitch Black Magazine calls the album "a 13-track emotional and industrial-infused metal masterpiece". Music Connection Magazine says "The weapons-grade riffage and wailing vocals make a serious impact." The Unravelling have shared the stage with respected heavy acts such as Helmet. "13 Arcane Hymns" was nominated for three 2010 Alberta Metal Awards and topped the CJSW Metal Charts in July 2010.

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The Unravelling - "Thirteen Arcane Hymns"

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"Cathartic vocals carrying philosphical weight on top of a melodic beast of a brooding rhythm section, and enough talent to go around on all instruments, makes this a monstrous debut album."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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