The Unknown are a band from Iran that plays a very dark, symphonic, and atmospheric form of post doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "In Search Of The Unknown" which was released by Club Inferno Ent.
Ambient sounds start off the album giving the recording more of an atmospheric feeling and after a couple of minutes the music starts adding in more of a symphonic style while the drum beats slowly take the music into more of a doom metal direction before adding in a few minutes of hospital sounds.
The only song that is presented on the recording is almost 40 minutes in length and spoken word parts along with drones can also be heard at times along with the music mixing in elements of post rock and avant garde music and there is also a brief use of violins and nature sounds can also be heard at times.
Closer to the end the music starts to get heavy and starts mixing in more of a doom metal style while the riffs also use a great amount of melody and there is also a brief use of guitar leads and towards the end operatic female vocals are added onto t he recording along with some acoustic guitars.
The Unknown plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in dark ambient and post rock while also mixing in elements of doom metal to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover paranormal themes.
In my opinion The Unknown are a very great sounding mixture of ambient, symphonic and post doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. 8 out of 10.