Twisted and schizophrenic – perhaps psychosomatic 😀 – Unexpect is exactly what they name suggest to be: expect the unexpected.
Formed at Montreal, Canada in 1996, they delivering since an unique – and quite sick – blend of different music styles, including black metal, death metal, thrash metal, progressive metal, melodic heavy metal, classical music, dark cabaret, opera, medieval music, jazz, funk, electro, ambient, noise, gypsy music, and just name anything you can think of.
“Utopia” they self-released, 1999 debut album, sold quite successfully, while the band market it only through internet and by man to man. Critically acclaimed, “Utopia” drew enough attention which lead to the release of the EP entitled “_We, Invaders” in November 2003 through the Canadian label Galy Records. Next they signed with New York-based The End Records and the band’s second album In a Flesh Aquarium was released in 2006 and they were winners of the 7th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop, voted for best Hard Rock/Metal Album “In a Flesh Aquarium”.
On tours and festivals they played with such bands as Augury, The Gathering, Giant Squid, Sodom, Finntroll, Kataklysm, Green Carnation, Sonata Arctica, Nile, Warbringer, Overkill, 3 Inches of Blood, Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Opeth, Bigelf, etc.
(Pure) Madness and musicality, Unexpect continuing the exploration of that heavy, gloomy, contorted and sick universe of experimental, fusion and extreme metal. It’s like Cynic, Dream Theater and some of the black metal hordes are jamming together on some Rolo Tomassi songs having included a violin player (in they case is Blaise BorboÃ«n-LÃ©onard who replaced Le Bateleur in 2006). ChaotH and his 9-string bass still is something killer and unique, and they third release even it’s chaotic and schizophrenic, technical and complex, it’s a mesmerizing experience. If you can’t imagine or never listen something like this, it’s pretty goddamn good time to do it now.
Unexpect – Official Site
Unexpect @ Bandcamp
Unexpect @ MySpace