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  UNEVEN STRUCTURE
'Eight'
(Basick Records)
Release Date: 24th June 2013


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Oh my what have these Franco's done! I fell in love with this band upon the release of 'Februus' in 2011, and now I have to do it all over again! A pleasure not a chore as this band is fast becoming an obsession of mine.

So this release, is a re-recording of the band's first EP, '8'. For comparison purposes for the former I shall write '8', and the latter as 'Eight'. I believe the title is stylised as '8' both times but the title track has been written differently, so this will help us get through the article!

The EP is a symphony of djenty progness of the highest order comprising of 8 movements, with TessercT's jangle, Meshuggah's djun djun and a haunting take on the epic ambient uplift of Devin Townsend. This is the sound of the band throughout, consistent, epic and awesome. The tracks fill you with powerful emotion from ambient soundscapes, eargasmic guitars and riffs and a jisstastic inspiring drumming typhoon.

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So how does the new compare to the old. The major difference is the vocals, originally more gritty and shouty, now more controlled and clear, quite delectable., they make me shiver. 'Eight' I think has a lower tone were as '8' was slightly higher and I feel a little faster. Most of '8's tracks were longer but taking the title track on 'Eight' to a full 8 minutes takes the EP four minutes longer at 24m. Is this getting confusing?

From the band that gave me more goosebumps than Norway, I think this remake was a great idea, 'Eight' has more groove and is deeper. Readdressing their routes is obviously helping the band move forward. The band are "...in their batcave working on a concept which is more engaging allowing room for experimentation and broadening their spectrum", sounds amazing!

Uneven Structure - 'Frost' and 'Hail' from the debut album, 'Februus'.



With the music scene up in the air at the moment and no one not really knowing what will happen to their music or labels, progressive metal seems to be keeping the faith with their dedicated fan base lapping up what material they can get hold of from their favourite artists and of course the bands happy to oblige, providing EP's as a kind of side step from the main albums. Collecting albums and vinyl is popular and if it means bands get to release more music and make a living then it can only be a good thing.

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Uneven Structure are adapting well to this format. This progressive band is a developing machine, with an amendment to their lineup and progression of their sound the band wanted to readdress the EP and thank the fans with a new version, available in various bundle deals: http://store.basickrecords.com/. My next purchase will be going here!

For fans of Meshuggah, TesseracT, Devin Townsend
Also Try: Uneven Structure - 'Februus'


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NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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