Unfortunately for these Italians, their moniker does not quite fit their musical direction, if one can judge by their initial EP. While not just a perfunctory Death/Grind band, UNCONVENTIONAL DISRUPTION though are actually rather mundane for the most part and I don’t find that much unconventional about them. Now, they do churn out some tasty riffs and tempo changes within a few of the songs on “In A Life Of Death To Nothing”, but it’s nothing terribly fresh or head turning.
Basically the band’s spine is to splay out down-tuned riffs at a rather sluggish pace, almost on a note-by-note basis, and I have to say to my ear I hear some aspects of Nu-Metal creep in to many of the passages on songs like “Denaturalization Of Ground”, as with some others; mixed in with this are some quite niftier technical moments of drumming and more dynamic guitar work. These more engaging and demanding moments are mitigated however by a tenor that moves very little throughout the EP and again is bogged down by a tepid pace which lacks the necessary groove or force that is needed to make such a tempo work well. Most of the songs are indistinguishable and part of that problem is the mentioned backbone of note picked, super down-tuned riffs which seem to shift little from track to track.
In some places UD are being compared to the likes of GOJIRA and on their Facebook/Myspace pages they claim to be Experimental Death Metal. I wish that were the case, but unfortunately it is not. A track like “Melting In God” exemplifies this with a lumbering rhythm that goes nowhere fast and grates the nerves after only a moment or so. Just a technical note to UNCONVENTIONAL DISRUPTION or other underground bands: don’t leave 10 seconds between tracks. You wonder if the album has stopped and that really takes you out of the mood, if one has been created.
(Online March 12, 2010)