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Enduring Physicality


Artist: Supreme Unbeing
Label: Supreme Unbeing
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 05 May 2022

Enduring Physicality is the second full album release by Hard Rock/Metal band Supreme Unbeing. The 5-piece band – consisting of vocalist/prophet Zac Red (geddit?), lead guitarist D. Vine, rhythm guitarist D. Sciple, bassist Unknown, and drummer Al Mytee - is shrouded in mystery, despite over 10 million digital and video streams. They were first represented as animated characters, and have only recently become flesh and blood entities to the public. Their first album, Enter Reality, made quite an impact through outlets such as Spotify and Youtube, and created a respectable fanbase, even though they still hadn’t played live. This release explores the various aspects of being human in today’s society. They describe our time on Earth as enduring a physical body and how it is controlled with your mind. It is about understanding our desires, making difficult choices, balancing evil, learning to trust strangers, overcoming hardship, facing self-destruction and a number of other trials – all the while attempting to understand how we came to exist on this planet in the first place. Supreme Unbeing have unleashed five singles from the album, garnering well in excess of 4 million views on Youtube: 'The Devil Smiles', 'Face of Evil', 'Hide the Beast', 'Savior', and 'I Prevail'...

Track List: 'The Devil Smiles', 'Deliverance or Salvation', 'Face of Evil', 'Saviour', 'Hide the Beast', 'The Darkness', 'I Prevail', 'Judgment Day', 'Utopia', and 'Their Chosen One'.

It is one thing to be pleasantly surprised with a music release for review, but it is quite another to be blown away in terms of originality, style, melody and energy. I wouldn’t say this one is a totally new concept; however, it harks back to a powerful era that seems to have been left behind. After the New Age of British Heavy Metal which was launched by a multitude of innovative and ground-breaking bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Motorhead, Angel Witch, Heavy Pettin’, Def Leppard and many others, came the European and Scandinavian influx which took that Power Metal style and ran with it with groups such as Helloween, Running Wild, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian and too many more to mention. Both of these eras really struck a note with me as being exciting, but even some of the better copycats fell by the wayside when in some quarters the sound became more commonplace. Hearing Enduring Physicality had a similar impact on me as the early 1980s and early 1990s. It’s traditional Power Metal which stretches boundaries and spans sub-genres. In its simplest form this music is edgy and driven melodic Rock/Metal. With clean, emotion-held vocals and a cleverly varied format, this would prove to be an ideal jumping-on point for potential new devotees to Metal.

'The Devil Smiles' introduces us to the sound with a cutting riff which throws us straight into the mix with a cutting number. But this album is nothing if diverse in its balance. There are some powerful Rock ballads with a difference, such as 'Deliverance or Salvation', and 'I Prevail'. I love that one-beat pause before the melody or solo breaks through. You can’t deny the themed content, either, with very human stories presented almost in a Dante’s Inferno trial context. 'Hide the Beast' begins with a distant muffled riff which gets closer and clearer, but still manages to sound eerie and dangerous whilst creating a very catchy song with mystical elements. There is usually at least one or two songs on an album you feel less than convinced with on an excellent release, although in this case if there is one I can’t find it. The ability here it that these songs could be very ordinary, instead they have a darkness and unpredictability about them, whilst remaining exciting, melodic and energetic – both in music and vocal ability. The effect is similar to when I first heard Masterplan’s 'Enlighten Me' song, which came at Power Metal from a different angle, and was so different that, for a while, I couldn’t stop playing it. I think I’m going to have to pick up Supreme Unbeing’s first album, Enter Reality.


Ty Power

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