Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
It’s a new year, so why wouldn’t we start off with some new tech for you all? For this week, I've got the exclusive premiere of “Inner Dimensions” the debut single from a brand new project based out of Florida called Unaligned.
Unaligned unites vocalist (also the guitarist in his other projects, and I believe he also helps contribute to the songwriting here if I understood correctly) Andrew Guia with guitarist/bassist Taylor Tidwell of Accursed Creator, and are rounded out by powerhouse drummer Jack Blackburn known for his current/prior playing in Demon King, Vital Remains, Inferi, and many others over the years. The project began in December of 2020 but was in the works for some time.
As far as today's song premiere of "Inner Dimensions" goes, this is a song that doesn't skimp on heaviness, grooves, and brutality. At least as far as the first half of the song goes. After which point it switches gears into a more standard tech-death full-throttle approach that's quite thrilling. All in all, it's a cool song from a new band and I really enjoy their ability to make this sort of split approach work so well. Something a lot of tech-death bands struggle at, to be honest when you look at songs that try to build or focus on heaviness and grooves for a substantial portion before getting into light speed insanity later on.
The band was also kind enough to share with us that "Unaligned’s debut independent release “Inner Dimensions” drops April 22nd as a vicious and aggressive 6 track EP, exploring the concept of the dimensional layering of one's mind and the self-discovery through the purification of reality, and how the exterior world manipulates and creates a poisoned mind. “Inner Dimensions” features the incredible drum work of Jack Blackburn (Demon King, ex-Vital Remains, ex-Inferi), and was mixed and mastered by genius Mike Low (of Inferi and The Artisan Era) and was written and composed by vocalist Andrew Guia (Withered Throne), and guitarist/bassist Taylor Tidwell (Accursed Creator and Etheorist).”
If you like what you're hearing, Unaligned – Inner Dimensions will be officially released on April 22nd. As I've been told, a single a month is their game plan so keep an eye out for more music coming soon. You can follow the band over on the Unaligned Facebook Page for now. Pre-order links on Bandcamp will no doubt be up sometime soon for this release.