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Review: Unsun - Clinic for Dolls
Clinic for Dolls

Label: Mystic Production
Year released: 2010
Duration: 44:16
Tracks: 10
Genre: Gothic Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: November 8, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Clinic for Dolls

Rated 3/5 (60%) (9 Votes)

Well this is seriously disappointing. Unsun are a band made up of a guy who used to be in Vader and his wife, who sings. This is Gothic Metal, so I expect a certain degree of poppiness, but this is pretty egregious. The guitars here are a waste, as they just play rhythm tracks, no real riffs to speak of. The vocals are obviously the focus of the music here, but singer Aya is not really up to it. She has a nice tone, but her range is chronically limited and so her vocal lines are not only poppy, but very similar to one another. There is also a severe tendency to find a pop hook and just run it into the ground with repetition, so even the vocal melodies that start out listenable become annoying after you get sick of them halfway through the song. As an Evanescence clone this is competent if disappointing, but as metal this is largely bereft of any real songs or ideas of any interest. Skip it.

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