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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


Review online: November 9, 2010
Reviewed by: Adam McAuley
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (9 Votes)

Passionate atmospheric metal that is led by female vocals is to be found with Unsun. Though their music isn't incredibly complex, the band is somewhat difficult to pin down. They recall the likes of mid to later era Amorphis, Anathema and Katatonia on occasion. They don't really strike incredible similarities to the obvious comparison point, The Gathering, though there is the same emotional impact attempted by this outfit as well.

Regardless, Unsun manages to craft melodramatic and catchy passages fairly effectively. There is an emphasis on creating a sweet tone by the entire band and they don't put too much focus on just the singer, but on their entire package. The songs are accessible, but have a good deal of care and attention paid to them. There are many enjoyable moments to be found, such as the title track "Clinic for Dolls". The band sometimes partakes in more subtle moments like the entirety of "The Last Tear" and though decent, other atmospheric music bands have been more effective in this area. Still, there is enough passion and addictiveness found with this band for a good listen.

Unsun manage to have their own distinctive flavor and bring female vocals into the mix in a subtle, but effective fashion. There is a very pleasant vibe given off by the music leading to a solid overall work. Clinic for Dolls is a worthwhile album and shows a band that could be even better with a little more thought. It comes recommended to fans of emotional metal music.

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