Metal Hammer (UK)


The Dark Pool UNFD


Australian metalcore newbies take a full tour of torment

These Melbourne metalcore newcomers have delivered a cinematic debut reflecting the dark side of human nature. Featuring lulling atmosphere­s aplenty, the album’s sleepy first half culminates in Red Summer’s

towering melody, with beautiful high notes served by frontman Jacob Charlton.

‘What’s the point of life if we can’t be together?’ cries the desperate Where We Go When We Die, while Lily & The

Moon tackles loss with refined riffs and a wisdom well beyond their years.

The touching, body imagefocus­ed In My Skin, the empowering Nurture and the solemn All The Light We Don’t See take such unique forms, it’s as if each track is delivered by a different band. The other-worldly

Coven screams superhuman levels of despair alongside the palpably mortal Human.

Ultimately, this intricate concept album is a tremendous start.


FOR FANS OF: In Hearts Wake, Northlane, Volumes ALI COOPER

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