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Unsigned & Streamed: Unkempt

Posted by on June 28, 2012

UnkemptWhy should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig.

This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re proud to expose Unkempt as they cut a swath of death and destruction through the swamps of Florida.  Formed in Lakeland, FL in 2002, Unkempt started breaking loose in 2006 with the first of three independent releases, helping them grow into an intimidating local presence in the Tampa-area metal scene.  The band has played in a supporting role on the Summer Slaughter Tour and Thrash and Burn Tour, gracing the stage with everyone from old-school death stalwarts Obituary and Six Feet Under to the new guard of American metal in Darkest Hour and Whitechapel.   Unkempt’s lethal combination of harmonized dual-guitar leads and extreme aggression holds a lot of similarity to A Celebration of Guilt-era Arsis, with a touch of both their region’s famous deathly brutality and Between the Buried and Me’s progressive song construction.  Now that we’ve thoroughly teased you, check out their latest song “Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered,” the opening cut from their self-titled four-song EP, after the jump.

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After completing pre-production of their newest tracks, Unkempt will be entering the studio later this summer to unleash a fresh release by the end of the year.  You can stream the Unkempt EP and keep up with the band’s latest activites on their Reverb Nation and Facebook pages.

If you’re in an unsigned band and would like to participate in Unsigned & Streamed, email a link to your band’s music and a brief bio to tips [at] metalinsider.com for consideration.

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