Wow! Where do I start with this track… Unbound starts off with a nice count in and harmonious guitar and piano which is excellent then it mellows down but before long but we’re met again with the heavy guitars and the doomish growls. Unbound has a nice mellow/doom sound to it which I love. This track is a perfect example of how the purest doom does sound in its finest moment.
A lot of doom has just been passing by my ears this year and finding tracks and bands that are worth the listen gets tougher each day. I needed just one listen of Unbound to distinguish quality from the litter. The song is just miles ahead, not only of most doom that is produced these days, it’s just better than most doom metal produced nowadays.
Musically speaking, the vocals on this tracks are well placed and fit the music very well. The sheer variety of vocal styles utilized by the band is breathtaking and the clean singing done by Dani is phenomenal. Martin Kanja and Lawrence Muchemi also impress with a large collection of crushing doom / death growls and an even more shocking collection of gentle goth-tinged harmonies by Wilson Muia. Along with the exceptional keyboards, they weave all sorts of sad, despairing webs over the epic length of the track.
For a band’s first doom metal release Unbound is of unprecedented quality. The recording both in production and how well the song is played is very impressive. The flow of the song is so beautifully within themselves and it’s a really enjoyable track to sit and listen to because of the changes. They manage to switch so seamlessly from slow, beautiful clean sections into heavy guitars and growled vocals.
You really have to hand it to Seeds of Datura for attempting such an ambitious project and doing such a good job with it.
I recommend this track to a true metal fan, one who is prepared to hear something that’s not a constant blast beat. The music is simple, but the atmosphere is far from it and it gives life and form. T
his track is beautiful and definitely one of my all-time favorites.
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