Un­seen Faith


Metal Hammer (UK) - - The Gospel - STEPHEN HILL


A spir­i­tual path strewn with over-fa­mil­iar land­marks

Un­seen Faith have re­leased a se­ries of EPs since form­ing in 2010, but this is the Dan­ish quin­tet’s de­but full-length.

With that in mind it’s prob­a­bly not worth ex­pect­ing them to hit a home run straight out of the gates, but sim­i­larly their lack of iden­ti­fi­able per­son­al­ity is the big­gest flaw in this oc­ca­sion­ally en­joy­able but of­ten generic lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. All of the tropes of mod­ern tech/metal/ death­core are so eas­ily tele­graphed on ev­ery song that you never come close to get­ting the thrill and ex­cite­ment that the best mu­sic brings. If you’re a com­mit­ted fan of the genre, though, there is enough of the pace, bounce and jud­der­ing rhythms that makes this mu­sic fly in a song like Friend Of The Devil, and the ex­cel­lently dis­cor­dant gui­tar parts of al­bum high­light (Don’t) Fear to stop the band from be­ing writ­ten off com­pletely. Ul­ti­mately, though, Un­seen Faith have a way to go be­fore we can start talk­ing about them along­side the bands they’ve so clearly been in­flu­enced by.

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