Alternative Control had the pleasure of reviewing two of The Unravelling’s singles, “Master Drone” and “Revolt,” earlier this year. Now their sophomore full-length has been released and it lives up to all the disenchanted energy of the teaser tracks. Reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails and Tool, Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision delivers ten hymns of tortured revolution against both internal and external chains.
Have a listen to the title track:
This Canadian duo has dealt with more than their share of constraints — vocalist Steve Moore was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, putting his collaboration with instrumentalist Gustavo De Beauville on hold until 2013. But the perspective gained from Moore’s brush with death has deepened the band’s lyrical content. In regard to the track “Revolt,” Moore says, “The lyrics convey a rejection of the false and a need for inner change. This is an inner revolt that we are talking about.”
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