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The Unslain – Descending (Rexius Records)

On May 19, 2023, the new and second full-length album from Dutch modern old-school metal band The Unslain has been released, called 'Descending’.

Dutch metal band The Unslain creates an amalgam of sounds that connects classic heavy metal with more modern metal and metalcore sounds. With a broad range of influences that go from Metallica, Megadeth and Iron Maiden to newer sounds like Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Lamb of God, their eclecticism provides a great new perspective of the past.

“We like to talk about the darker sides of society”, confess the band members, reflecting on the variety of their lyrics. Exploring topics such as misery, depression, drug abuse, war and the human mind, the band goes into a great degree of detail about the dark night of the soul, the more troubling sides of humanity.

Their 2018 LP debut “We Will Battle”, displayed their more classic sound. “When we released our first album, we sat down and took a look at The Unslain and what direction we wanted to go. That’s when this idea of Modern Old School Metal was born”. This signified a turning point in their style.

After “We Will Battle”, The Unslain earned the audience prize in the Dutch Wacken metal battle contest in 2019, they also released various singles in 2020 and 2022. In 2022 they signed with Rexius Records, continuing their creative path

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