Unholy, from Finland, formed in 1988 & were among the first doom metal bands from the country. In the band's earlier years, starting under the moniker of Holy Hell, their style began as more a black/death/doom metal mix but progressed to a style of atmospheric, experimental doom metal. Unholy recorded 4 albums throughout their career before disbanding in 2002 & leaving a legacy as a very influential & legendary act in the Finnish doom metal scene who are still highly respected today, alongside other classic Finnish acts such as Thergothon.
'From the Shadows' was the band's debut full-length album & was originally released back in 1993. The album was known for its dark textured death/doom metal mixed with some unusual & often avantgarde arrangements. Unholy's willingness to experiment with sounds & moods helped create a strong & uniquely twisted atmosphere on 'From the Shadows' _ slow pounding doom metal epics aided by the presence of creeping synths.
Unholy are often recognised as one of the forefathers of the funeral doom sub-genre.
1 Alone 2 Gray Blow 3 Creative Lunacy 4 Autumn 5 Stench of Ishtar 6 Colossal Vision 7 Time Has Gone 8 The Trip Was Infra Green 9 Passe Tiermes