Unflesh’s first full length “Savior” is out this Friday May 25th. Their debut EP “Transcendence to Eternal Obscurity” had ex Obscura drummer Hannes Grossman work with the band skyrocketing its credibility and talent. Savior took that opportunity and then some. The technicality and blistering fretwork on “Savior” is of a seasoned technical death metal band….but you then realize Unflesh is still very new. The scary part of Unflesh is I don’t think Savior is their best work……they’re still very young and have lots of time ahead of them. Unflesh can do even better and that’s bad news for the rest of the metal world to keep up with such a potent band.
Metal Injection premiered the album today and can be heard right here. Unflesh isn’t super crazy to the point where its an unorganized mess…..they do hold some killer grooves while they’re not melting faces and messing with different rhythms. Nothing bad can’t be said about the guys…..the material is well written and tasteful. Maybe the world has found another great tech band to replace the Necrophagist void (Unfortunately we won’t see another album out of those legends again). I also did an Unflesh Interview May 2018 earlier this month if you want to check it out.
Unflesh was founded by Ryan Beevers (also Solium Fatalis) in 2014. The band released an EP that was released on July 15th of 2016 called “Transcendence to Eternal Obscurity” that featured Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) on session drums. In 2016 they gained a full line up, which is now: Ryan Beevers on Guitar/Vocals, Chris Dovas on drums, Peter De Reyna on bass, and Caio Kehyayan on guitar. The band has since played their first round of shows starting in 2016 and will be touring in the summer of 2018 in support of their new album, Savior.
The band is mainly influenced by bands such as (Dissection, Emperor, Slayer, Watain, Necrophagist, Angelcorpse) to name a few. We are all in Boston, MA currently and we consider that our base at the moment. I started the band in 2014 and was composing songs for the band around that time. It was in 2016 that we got a full line up and played a lot of shows up until this point. – Ryan Beevers
I say promote the hell out of these guys. We have too many generic and copycat bands…..they blend black metal, death metal and hints of thrash metal throughout the record. Unflesh is one of a small group of technical/progressive bands that is helping push the boundaries of the genre and not trying to fit in. You can preorder the album on digital outlets or physically as well.