The Unconscious Mind are a band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of symphonic black metal, progressive and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Where Philosophers Fail".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy and technical sounding riffing that dominates throughout the album.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast symphonic black metal riffs that combine influences from death and progressive metal together to create a sound of their own along with a great amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a great amount of technical parts along with a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding progressive black/death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used briefly they use finger picking and full chords to add more progressive touches to the recording.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, professional, heavy and dark sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album.
In my opinion The Unconscious Mind are a very great sounding hybrid of symphonic black metal, progressive and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "After Illusion" "Tale Of Creation" "The Demon Inside Me" and "Where Philosophers Fall". RECOMMENDED BUY.