Review by Nathan McLeod: In this next presentation & CD review I present to the masses a melodic death metal band hailing from “Buenos Aires, Argentina”, called “UnFear”. They are a seven piece band & have been quite busy since their incarnation of “March 2016”. And I say busy because in less than a year & a half in existence, “UnFear” have already have three official releases. Two full-lengths & an EP, with “Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” being their latest release. Quite impressive to say the least!
‘UnFear” take you on a journey with “Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” which is a concept album that was conceived by guitarist “Juan Bach” & one of two vocalist/front ladies, “Julia Sergent”. Most of what is heard & over an hours worth of material is of the melodic death metal genre. There are some bits & pieces here & there scattered thru out “Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” that is some progressive metal & metalcore. Which all mixes quite nicely.
“Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” is a brilliantly written CD. Extremely talented musicians who range in ages from 24-35. The alternating vocals of frontladies “Julia Sergent” & “Julieta Ciminelli” appear to be a much more appropriate match with one another vocally than that of “Julia Sergent” & “Sol Spaika”, who was another frontlady in “UnFear”. You can listen to the differences yourselves with the Internal Drama (Official Music Video) – https://youtu.be/LiBOiDk-byE that has “Sol Spaika” still in the “UnFear” line-up & then listen to the Forgotten Rhymes (Official Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/vdlYGYVqfS8 which has “Julieta Ciminelli” back in the “UnFear” line-up. I prefer the “Julia/Julieta” tandem vocal line-up.
With ”Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” be prepared to spend an hour & ten minutes worth of material, which I know may not be the easiest for a lotta people to do. I will say this at least with the amount of material “UnFear” has here they’ve managed to for the most part keep everything quite interesting & the listener not bored. There are some instances where you may get a little lost within the music. But not a lot. Now, if you are the type that cannot sit down & listen straight thru to split it in two sittings. It’s well worth it as these ladies & gentle men do deliver the goods.
As a whole & a band, musically-speaking, “UnFear” appear to be extremely tight & a gifted lot of musicians. Not often you can get a group of seven people in the same room with the same kinda mindset & release a kick-ass CD! I can imagine this would require a lotta patience as well understanding of one another as well a really time-consuming feat. Hats off to all of you.
With the production end of “Chronicles Of A Broken Mind”, it’s a very well done job as it is though a typical production of a melodic death metal band. Not saying this is bad though.
If people are the fan of “The Agonist”, “In Flames”, “Arch Enemy” but with a lot more keyboards present with a dual vocalist approach, then “UnFear” has all the makings right here on “Chronicles Of A Broken Mind” which can be heard in it’s entirety right here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SpgyY0k15ug … Excellent work!
My rating: 94/100 (Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan)
UnFear: *Julia Sergent – Vocals *Julieta Ciminelli – Vocals *Valentin Alegre – Guitar
*Juan Bach – Guitar, Vocals *Patricio Geijo – Bass *Nicole Trinchero – Drums
*Franco De Paulo – Keyboards
Chronicles Of A Broken Mind track info: I) Once Upon A Time II) Until The Light Takes Us III) Architecture Of Life IV) Strike Of Reality V) Breaking Lies VI) Days Between Light And Darkness VII) The Internal Drama VIII) Dear Ariana IX) Dreamland X) Blinded By Rage XI) The Road So Far XII) Forgotten Rhymes XIII) The Point Of No Return – Part I – Keeping Silence XIV) The Point Of No Return – Part II – The Legacy XV) The Point Of No Return – Part III – The Last Words – total run-time, 1:09:54.
Recorded, mixed, & mastered by Juan Bach at Octavarium Studios: https://www.facebook.com/octavariumstudios/ … Artwork by Juan Bach & Nicole Trinchero.
UnFear contact info:
*E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsUMdaKHgK7ubjbI0xk6v-w/featured *Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfearofficial/ *Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unfearofficial/ *Metal Archives: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/UnFear/3540426343