Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
DISBANDED
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Last update/review: August 23, 2015

Unexpect

The highly eclectic Canadian band Unexpect debuted in 1999 with a self-financed effort entitled Utopia, itself a unique and hard-to-describe album but almost conventional compared to their following works. Essentially a black/gothic metal hybrid, the album featured complex riffing, a host of vocal styles, and a general flair for the dramatic. It wold be five years before the band, with a modified lineup, managed to record again, putting out a stopgap EP (We, Invaders), followed by In A Flesh Aquarium in 2006 and Fables Of The Sleepless Empire in 2011. By this time the band had truly gone off the rails, the albums being over-the-top cavalcades of experimental metallic weirdness, containing songs so twisted and yet not without a central purpose. This was a baffling band, and most assuredly a difficult one to grasp, but the efforts are well rewarded. After several years of inactivity they formally disbanded in August of 2015.

Last Lineup

Leilindel

vocals

Syriak

guitars/vocals

Artagoth

guitars/vocals

ChaotH

bass

Borboën

violin

ExoD (Lunorin)

keyboards

Landryx

drums

Former Members/Guests

Elda

vocals

Zircon

bass

Merzenya

keyboards

Le Bateleur

violin



Discography


Utopia  
1999 independent
  1. Vespers Gold
  2. Constellation And Mysticism
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Shades Of A Forbidden Passion
  5. Palace Of Dancing Souls
  6. The Fall Of Arthrone
  7. Ethereal Dimensions
  8. The Flames Of Knowledge Forever Lost
  9. In Velvet Coffins We Sleep
  10. The Revival
  • Elda
  • Syriak
  • Artagoth
  • Zircon
  • Merzenya
  • Le Bateleur
  • ExoD (Lunorin)



(MCD) We, Invaders  
2003 Galy
  1. Novae
  2. Rooted Shadows
  3. In Velvet Coffins We Slept
  4. Chromatic Chimera
  • Leilindel
  • Syriak
  • Artagoth
  • ChaotH
  • Le Bateleur
  • ExoD (Lunorin)
  • Landryx



In A Flesh Aquarium  
2006 The End
  1. Chromatic Chimera
  2. Feasting Fools
  3. Desert Urbania
  4. Summoning Scenes
  5. Silence_011010701
  6. Megalomaniac Trees
  7. The Shiver - Another Dissonant Chord
  8. The Shiver - Meet Me At The Carrousel
  9. The Shiver - A Clown's Mindtrap
  10. Psychic Jugglers
  • Leilindel
  • Syriak
  • Artagoth
  • ChaotH
  • Le Bateleur
  • ExoD (Lunorin)
  • Landryx
2006 Readers' Album #69





Fables Of The Sleepless Empire  
2011 self-released
  1. Unsolved Ideas of a Distorted Guest
  2. Words
  3. Orange Vigilantes
  4. Mechanical Phoenix
  5. The Quantum Symphony
  6. Unfed Pendulum
  7. In the Mind of the Last Whale
  8. Silence this Parasite
  9. A Fading Stance
  10. When the Joyful Dead are Dancing
  11. Until yet a few more Deaths do us Part
  • Leilindel
  • Syriak
  • Artagoth
  • ChaotH
  • Borbo├źn
  • Landryx
2011 Readers' Album #65





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