Becoming i

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Becoming i
Studio album by Ünloco
Released March 11, 2003
Recorded Third Stone Studios
(North Hollywood, California)
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 42:44
Label Maverick
Producer Andrew Murdock
Ünloco chronology
Healing
(2001)
Becoming i
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Becoming i is the second and final album by the disbanded American alternative metal band Ünloco. The album was released on March 11, 2003 via Maverick Records. Produced by metal-veteran, Andrew Murdock, the band's sound took an unexpected, somber turn toward a more melodic, metal-acoustic style. The second offering included two acoustic tracks -- "Watching Me Slip" and "Texas". Sonically, the new style combined screams with resolute, poetic candour, surprising old and new fans alike.

"Failure" served as the album's single and had a music video which gained minimal airplay.

Despite positive reviews from critics and the promotional support of their label -– with famed appearances at Ozzfest 2003, Music as a Weapon II, and a tour with Korn -– the album failed to meet commercial expectations and the band disbanded later the same year. The reasons behind the disbandment are still a mystery, though Unloco deny that they were dropped by their record label Maverick.

The song "Bruises" is featured in the True Crime: Streets of L.A. soundtrack as well as the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack. The song "Crashing" was featured on Madden 2004. A live version of the song, as well as "Empty," was included on the Music as a Weapon II compilation CD in February 2004.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crashing" – 3:22
  2. "Failure – 3:19
  3. "Hands and Knees" – 3:19
  4. "Empty" – 3:15
  5. "Bruises" – 2:36
  6. "Drowning In It" – 3:16
  7. "Watching Me Slip" – 4:07
  8. "Becoming I" – 5:27
  9. "Fold" – 4:13
  10. "Neurotic" – 3:29
  11. "Making Me Hate You" – 2:55
  12. "Texas" – 3:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Becoming i at AllMusic
  2. ^ Altkula, Magnus (March 15, 2009). "Review: Unloco - Becoming I". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 

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