‘Februus’ by Uneven Structure is one of my favourite Progressive Metal albums so I was excited when ’8′ arrived in my inbox last week. This EP has been re-recorded, re-vocalled and repackaged and sounds every bit as brutal as ‘Februus’. Most of the tracks are much shorter than Februus except the awesome title track ‘Eight’ which is 8 minutes long, perfect. Head over to Uneven Structure’s Facebook page to hear previews of the EP and find links to buy ’8′ and ‘Februus’
Since their critically acclaimed album release in 2011, Uneven Structure have been hard at work touring, writing, touring and making videos. Now, the forward thinking French metallers are ready to surface for air once again, by presenting a re-recorded, repackaged version of their phenomenal EP ‘8’. Presented as one 24 minute long track, in eight movements, the record showcases their distinct soundscapes with fierce poly metric metal. Think Pink Floyd’s creativity meets Meshuggah’s brutality with a side serving of Devin Townsend’s progressive charm.
Comments guitarist Igor Omodei: “8, as a collective piece is something we love to play live but the way we do now is quite different from the 2009 EP. So we decided to release this altered version by going back to the drawing board, reworking it, taking advantage of the lineup consolidation and technical progress we’ve been through since the original was out. This is a thank you to our fans for being so supportive and believing in us, and we really hope they will enjoy what we’ve done with it. Whilst they enjoy this, we’re busy in our batcave, working on our second album. We want to get that exactly right as it’s a concept album, the technical aspect is more engaging than on Februus and we’re leaving more room for experimentation which means our writing spectrum is broad as hell.”
Uneven Structure’s 8 EP is set for re-release through Basick Records on June 3rd 2013.
If you haven’t the excellent Uneven Structure album Februus yet check out this video taken from the album called “Frost/Hail” a combination of the 2nd and 3rd tracks on the album. I love the way it builds for the first 2 1/2 minutes.