Friday, November 12, 2010

Confessor - Unraveled (2005)

This technical doom metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina have been around since 1986 but have only managed to record two full length albums so far. This is their second, Unraveled, from 2005.

"Many moons ago, CONFESSOR dropped a bomb called "Condemned." Not only was this album firmly within the bounds of Doom Metal, but it managed to kick those bounds around a bit and land itself into realm of Progressive Metal. Doom and Progressive might seem like mutually exclusive terms, but CONFESSOR made it work and made it work in such a way that Doomsters and Progsters could both agree - this was good stuff. Though the high-pitched vocals might have been a bit off-putting, the sheer power and complexity of the music was more than enough to compensate.

Fast forward to today and we find a reunited CONFESSOR finally releasing their second full-length, "Unraveled." The band never planned on reforming, but following a few tribute shows put on to help cover the medical bills of their late guitarist, Ivan Colon, the band realized that they still had it. They could still rip through the old material and they could still write songs that rivalled anything they had done in the past. "Unraveled" is proof enough of this last statement - CONFESSOR are back, still relevant and as powerful as ever. They're Doom, they're Progressive and they're Metal, but most of all, they're awesome." ~ The Metal Observer review.

Shawn McCoy - Guitar
Brian Shoaf - Guitar
Cary Rowells - Bass
Steve Shelton - Drums 

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