UNPERSONS


"III" (At a Loss; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Savannah, Georgia isn't exactly well known for its underground metal scene ... or is it? Ask Unpersons, a scalding new outfit whose latest offering, "III," takes the fury of metal and meshes it with the unpredictability of the darker end of the hardcore scene. 

Sounding like the fusing of Helmet and Bloodlet, this crew's 11-track collection gets crusty, punky, heavy, and - in the wrong hands - could be very dangerous. Tracks like the volatile "Ukiyo, Black With Vultures" combine the chaos of punk with the violence of death metal, while tunes such as "The Actor" turn a Southern metal stomp inside out with dissonant vocals while the stoner rock groove and fuzz guitar of "Ligature, I'm Stolen" will win over any fan of Alabama Thunderpussy or COC. 

Versatile as a Swiss Army knife, and just as deadly, Unpersons have created an unsettling array of heavy songs that will leave you puzzled, pummeled, and wondering what's next. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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