Genre(s): Progressive Deathcore
CXXII is Unbibium's debut EP, and was released on May 1, 2014 through Razor Tooth Records. The band combines elements of beatdown hardcore and progressive metal to bring a heavy-hitting sound of progressive deathcore. However, even though it is on the side of heaviness, nothing really stands out in the EP. I will go more into detail later about that.
The EP is seven tracks long and provides the listener with roughly 30 minutes worth of listening material. For the price they put on the album, it is worth the purchase. Unbibium combines elements beatdown with progressive metal, but in some songs there is more of one than the other. The more progressive songs on the album are "Obsession," "Perilous Progress," and "Monsters." The others that are more on the beatdown side of things are "Lions," "War Machine," and "CXXII." The last song, "Destroyer," has a nice combination of both beatdown and progressive. That being said, "Destroyer" is my favorite song on the album.
CXXII is a solid EP and is a step in the right direction for Unbibium. They have released a well put together deathcore album, and the only thing they can do is improve upon CXXII with their next release. To reiterate what I said in the introduction, nothing really stood out to me in the album. I found myself listening to it and not realizing I was on the last song, as the songs sound very similar and mesh together in a listen through, even with the songs' respective differences. Other than that, CXXII is well worth the asking fee, so pick it up if you're into progressive deathcore with beatdown influences!