This page should only
be read by those who like to pigeonhole bands in a certain
music genre, and by music critics looking to find out what
we ourselves mean by 'Dance Metal'.
What's Dance Metal? What's Electro Dance Rock?
The music of Unk! is based on Dance rhythms and electronic sounds and samples from the world of Techno, Trance, etc... These rhythms are computer programmed, as is the custom in most Dance genres.
We called the music 'Dance Metal', since nearly all of our songs use distorted guitar riffs that come from the realm of Heavy Rock and Heavy Metal. For us this 'Metal' aspect is an option, though, and not an absolute must. Some songs are not as 'Metal' as others. That's why we also call some of the songs 'Electro Dance Rock'. Don't ask us what songs are Dance Metal and what songs are Electro Dance Rock. Just download Unk!'s songs here and decide for yourself .
The songs are no pure dance tracks. Although your average Unk! track is extremely danceable, they are structured like real songs, including the known "matrix" of verses and choruses you also get in your average Pop, Rock or Metal composition.
All in all, this means that Unk! music is meant to draw you to the dance floor, that it's purpose is to energize you and make you feel good, but that you can also simply listen to it while you are working, and sing along the lyrics.
... a maturing band in full progress that's trying to create an interesting hybrid genre of Dance, Metal and Rock, and that's trying to find it's own forms of expression.
We are not...
...Industrial Metal (unless to you Industrial beats and Dance beats both reside under 'Dance'). Nevertheless Many Industrial Metal fans like what we do, because we do share certain similarities: heavy use of electronic sounds, repetitive distorted guitar riffs.
...Extreme. The guitar riffs we use are mostly classic Metal riffs, or even Hard Rock riffs, and not Death or Black Metal. The vocals are also for the most part not as extreme as Death/Black fans would like them. To regular Pop or Dance fans, our music may already be too extreme though. It's just a matter of perspective.
...Gothic. Although there are ElectroGoth bands that also use Dance drum patterns, we are not Gothic. Our 'feel' is different. Nevertheless ElectroGoth fans tend to enjoy what we do.
music critics who'd like to get an even more in depth view
of what we mean, by Dance Metal or by Electro Dance Rock can read this
It also shows a complete (and maybe a bit weird) list of bands we've already
been compared to.
Reviews by professional music critics can be read on