Canadian blackened death metal project Unburnt recently announced the upcoming August 16th release of their four-song EP, Arcane Evolution. It is the follow up to the group’s 2016 debut single, “Harnessing Black Flame”.
Unlike many new bands struggling to find their sound early on, Unburnt consists of seasoned metal musicians spread throughout various parts of Canada desiring to create something new outside of what their individual projects play. Consisting of versatile vocalist Eric Burnt of Samskaras and ex-Derelict fame, guitarist Bo Louther and drummer Joe Mullen of the long-running Ontario-based melodic death outfit Odium, and rounded out by their newest member, bassist John-Ryan Godfrey of We Are Human.
Unburnt – Arcane Evolution is a scorching and eclectic slab of death metal with a bit of something for everyone between black metal influenced elements, heavy neck-snapping modern death metal underpinnings, infectious melodies, and driven by a perfect balance between driving riffs and spidery lead work. Inspired by bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil of Maya, Dimmu Borgir, and Whitechapel, Unburnt covers a wide range of sounds fused together in a memorable fashion all their own.
Today the band partnered with Invisible Oranges to premiere the second single from Arcane Evolution, “A Reason to Live”.
*You can listen to Unburnt – “A Reason to Live” HERE
**You can also listen to Single #1 Unburnt – “Sorrow-Bearing Enemy” HERE
Invisible Oranges comments on the launch of “A Reason to Live”
“A Reason to Live” illustrates Unburnt’s uncanny textural approach; the razor-edged production of modern melo-death collides with the groovy, mid-paced breakdowns of brutal death metal, all tied together by fleeting moments of blackened ambience. Set alongside the EP’s first released single “Sorrow-Bearing Enemy,” “A Reason to Live” is decidedly indifferent to the blackened elements which emerge elsewhere, eschewing ominously cerebral tones for a more physical, stripped-down approach. The song is a demonically possessed stampede as it transitions around the two-minute mark into a galloping clip undergirded by double-bass and consummated by a cascading solo from the hands of Louther, driving the piece into a frenzy before its rather abrupt final riff.”
Pre-orders for Unburnt – Arcane Evolution are now live.
Unburnt – Arcane Evolution Tracklist
1. A Reason to Live
2. Superiority In Wisdom
3. Sorrow-Bearing Enemy
4. Arcane Evolution
Unburnt – Arcane Evolution Line-up
Bo Louther – Guitars (Odium)
Eric Burnet – Vocals (Samskaras, ex-Derelict)
Joe Mullen – Drums (Odium)
John-Ryan Godfrey – Bass (We Are Human)