Unverkalt is a promising doom/sludge metal band I discovered two months ago through Submithub submissions with this powerful song, The Boundary, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, The Boundary is the first official release by Unverkalt. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Unverkalt is a new band from Greece, who released their debut single not long ago in July 2020. First of all, I am happy to see such a band from Greece; a special country always supported the metal scene with their specific vibes from their region. Unverkalt, as a new band, is showing potential with their professionalism, branding, quality content, and foundations in their music. The Boundary is a great sounding super depressive song with a fantastic looking music video. When I watched the video for the first time, the music’s overall feeling has immediately reminded me of Anathema. They both have similarities in this way, especially when I take The Boundary into account. And I am sure metalheads will be happy to hear about another band with this specific music style.
As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, we don’t usually have big expectations from up and coming bands. Unverkalt, in this way, has done a fantastic debut, releasing a professionally filmed video with a great sounding single. I can easily say that the band has the right foundations in their music to improve in time. The song is mostly making the difference with its overall feeling, sludge metal elements, and the stylish vocal style of their vocalist. As we all know, female-fronted collectives have a huge advantage in any art, as well as in the music sphere. Although I am not a big fan of the idea, bands who can make it work, such as Jinjer, can easily build up their fanbase and become an important name in the international metal scene. In this case, Unverkalt has a good looking lady with a special voice and singing style, which surely is a huge advantage. There are tons of bands out there making depressive atmospheric metal, yet I don’t recall much with sludge metal elements and a female-fronted one. As I said earlier, these characteristics will play a big role in Unverkalt’s future, indeed.