Uneven Structure at Complexity Fest 2017
|Genres||Progressive metal, djent, post-metal, ambient metalcore|
|Labels||Long Branch Records|
|Associated acts||Vildhjarta, Means End|
Uneven Structure is a progressive metal band based in Metz, France (though most members live in either Lyon and Montpellier). They play a style of post-metal which is heavily influenced by the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah. The band blends polyrhythmic passages and extremely low tunings with a heavily layered production style and ambient soundscapes. They are often categorized in the djent movement due to the Meshuggah-like guitar tone they often employ. The band was formed after the split of Longchat, a band which featured Igor Omodei and Benoit Friedrich.
The band released an EP entitled 8 in 2009, which is available as a free download in its entirety from the band's official website. The EP is made up entirely of riffs discarded from the full length they were working on at the time (which became Februus) pieced together and arranged into songs. The vocals were provided by Daniel Ädel of the Swedish band Vildhjarta. The band stated that it was put together to show that they could release something, as Februus was taking a long time to write and record.
On May 11, 2011, they signed to Basick Records. They embarked on their first ever tour in September 2011, touring the UK with Chimp Spanner and TesseracT. Their first full length release, Februus, came out October 31, 2011 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Shortly after, drummer Christian Schreil departed from the band to form Means End together with former Vildhjarta vocalist Robert Luciani. With the Euroblast 7 festival approaching, Mike Malyan of the British band Monuments generously acted as a stand in drummer until Jean Ferry joined Uneven Structure in late 2011.
The band began to play live shows again from late 2011 onwards, supporting Protest the Hero, Textures and TesseracT on their respective tours. They also played at the Basick records showcase at Camden Barfly with label mates Chimp Spanner and The Algorithm.
Two videos were uploaded to Uneven Structure's YouTube account which contained clips of new material, suggesting that a new release was in the works. The band later confirmed this via their Facebook page, stating that the album's concept had been decided and that the writing process was in progress.
In 2013, a re-recorded version of their debut EP 8 was released, as a stopgap release to tide fans over until the completion of their second album.
February 24th 2017 was released the first single "Incube" from the new album La Partition, whose release is scheduled for April 21st of the same year.
- Februus (October 31 2011)
- La Partition (April 21 2017)
- 8 (2009)
- 8 (June 3 2013) [re-recorded]
- Igor Omodei - guitar (since 2008)
- Jérôme Colombelli - guitar (since 2008)
- Benoit Friedrich - bass (since 2008)
- Matthieu Romarin - vocals (since 2010)
- Arnaud Verrier - drums (since 2015)
- Steeves Hostin - guitar (since 2016)
- Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta) - session vocals on '8' EP (2009)
- Christian Schreil (Means End) - drums (2009-2011)
- Jean Ferry (The Algorithm) - drums (2011-2015)
- Aurélien Pereira (worC) - guitar (2008-2016)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Uneven Structure.|
- "BASICK signs French masters UNEVEN STRUCTURE!". basickrecords.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2016-03-29.