Uneven Structure – Februus (Djent,Math,Progressive Metal)
Apart from their mouthwatering cuisine and romantic hotspots , the french have yet again offered us – Uneven Structure.
They came out with their EP in 2009 – time when the Djent scene was picking up pace – and it wasnt untill a year later that their efforts got the credit(globally) it deserved. These guys have been on my ipod for almost a year now and their musical brilliance still baffles me.
Two words to describe this album – Heavily Ambient
Right from the first track “Awaken” to the aptly named “Finale” you are made to bow down before this pagan-god themed album. The echoing screams and the crystal clear vocals blend in effortlessly into each track.
The beauty of Februus is that even when the songs reach their climax in terms of heaviness – the atmosphere created is nothing short of serene.
“Frost” – my pick from the album- has its atmospheric passages which make you feel you are actually coming in terms to something that is beyond words and celestial . The influence of Tesseract is quite audible but the dark ambient passages which throw a bright light of maximum “djenty twang” is something that is signature Uneven Structure.
With the saturation of bands trying to go over-board with Djent guitar tone – Uneven structure preserves their progression from their EP and add up brilliant atmospherics and insane drum rudiments to their debut LP.
Fans of ANY sub-genre of metal can seamlessly fit into their style of music as it caters to ears that crave for melody as well as musical complexity and brutality.
This album is a sure winner in the slew of releases of the similar genre (as of yet – we still have Vildhjarta to surprise us) and marks the beginning of a band which knows exactly HOW to harness the power of Djent .
…and the whole album!