- Audio CD (June 2, 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Ascendance Records
- ASIN: B000VRVV8W
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,457 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
In a Flesh Aquarium Import
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"In A Flesh Aquarium" is a schizophrenic genre trip... only with all involved genres being turned inside out and twisted beyond any form of immediate recognition. There are possible points of reference, but they are sort of vague - certain moments remind me heavily of what Maudlin of the Well's experiments in amalgamation might have sounded like if Toby Driver and the guys had recorded them during a tour through oblivion instead of a journey through the astral realm of dreams or whatever the hell they were doing; others bring to mind what Ram-Zet might sound like if they dropped some of the melancholy and added about 200% theatrical adventurism; moments that bring to mind classic Russian folk music; and stuff that really does sound like the Cirque du Soleil gone black metal. There are even moments that remind me of Mr. Bungle and Primus, and very specific excerpts in certain songs that wouldn't have much trouble passing for The Dresden Dolls.
The vocals are all over the place. Guitarists/vocalists Syriak and Artagoth trade off raging screams, black metal-ish shrieks, and death metal-ish growls. Occasionally they will let up for some dark spoken narrative, and sometimes to harmonize in odd fashion with female vocalist Leilindel, who by the way is very adept and delivers in a voice that's scattered all over the spectrum. Very emotive, very fluid.
The arrangements are unreal...Read more ›
Amazon recommended this album to me and I'm very grateful for that, because I would never found this band out otherwise. This is the music for everybody's ears. I strongly advise you to hear the samples before you order.
This album is my avantgarde metal favorite for 2006.
Unexpect, however, I found to fit in very well with their friends in my CD collection. Yes, they are intense, insane, ridiculous, complex, and amazing. No, they do not do anything to overshadow the aforementioned artists. Unexpect are incredible and will freak out any of your "normal" friends, but they're not the first.
Overall, this CD is certainly worth picking up and undoubtedly more deserving of a listen than 99% of popular music.
I love this album and I can not stop listening to it!!
If you are the kind of people who likes to explore and listen to new and different musical styles this album is for you!
It really is impossible to describe their music except as chaotic and unconventional. The Amazon previews do a fairly good job with showing the diversity between the songs, but to really get an idea of what they sound like, check out their music on their MySpace page and on YouTube, and decide for yourself whether or not you'll like this crazy music.
It's kinda wierd, because you'd expect such psychotic music to sound bad, yet they manage to pull it off very well. Or perhaps it's just that it appeals to people with already psychotic minds. Well, regardless, there's certainly a market for this type of music, and I am an avid customer of it. I personally feel it takes a great deal of talent to pull this music off well, moreso than it does to make good melodic music. I mean, it's easy to make a melody sound good, but it's a lot harder to make music that sounds like it belongs in a mental hospital sound good, yet Unexpect seem to be able to do that.
So yeah, there's no way this music is going to appeal to everyone, but I say check them out, and if you like what you hear, get this album, and expect the Unexpect(ed).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't feel as varied as Fables of the Sleepless Empire, but nonetheless these people are about as avant-garde as it gets. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kwing
Anyone that likes Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum, Sopor Aeternus (maybe), Diablo Swing Orchestra, and Devil Doll (italian band) will enjoy this.
aimless metallic/neoclassical postmodern appropriation with slap bass and physically painful operatic flourishes. something like therion meets mr. bungle meets primus. Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by broken shift key
It sounds like estradisphere with vocals. It is pretty good if you like that sort of thing. The drumming is basic for metal and the guitar melodies sound familar. Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Jason M. Seitz
I'm absolutely blown away by the variety on this CD. Every single song sounds different, but they are all epic, complex, beautiful, and perfect. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by ~R~