Becoming I

Becoming I

by Unloco


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Becoming I

With the departure of guitarist Brian Arthur to join Goldfinger, and with its back against the wall due to disappointing sales of its Healing album, Unloco hit the studios with a new guitarist and a damn-the-torpedoes attitude for Becoming I. The results are a more focused and aggressive sound, owing in large part to the depth and technical assurance exhibited by new guitarist Marc Serrano. There's more muscle as well in Joey Duenas' vocals, which span the gap from angst balladry on "Watching Me Slip" to mutant, gravelly catharsis on "Making Me Hate You" and back to an unexpected sensitivity on "Texas," with its un-Unloco acoustic guitar/cello sample arrangement. Aside from that track, their lyrics focus as much as ever on self-pity, worthlessness, and extreme annoyance, and their style continues to conform to post-metal conventions. But the band's sharper performance and dabbling in electronic atmospherics suggest this is the lineup that could give Unloco the aboveground exposure that had previously eluded its grasp.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
Label: Maverick
UPC: 0093624835226
catalogNumber: 48352
Rank: 121257

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Unloco   Primary Artist
Scott Gilman   Flute,Guitar,Keyboards
Justin Z. Walden   Keyboards
Joey Duenas   Vocals
Victor Escareno   Bass,Background Vocals
Peter Navarrete   Drums

Technical Credits

Scott Gilman   Programming,drum programming
Andrew Murdock   Producer,Engineer
Justin Z. Walden   Programming,drum programming
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Mudrock   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Unloco   Composer
Joey Duenas   Acoustic Treatments
Fred Archambault   Engineer
Mark Renk   Vocal Coach

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A great CD to buy