Fixed Fate sculpt songs with true tenderness on the inviting sound of “Unplugged”. With “Unplugged” Fixed Fate appears to go on a mystical journey, one full of hope and determination. Careful arrangements recall Alice in Chain’s EP “Sap” for these are pieces whose haunting melodies and highly articulate thoughtful stories. Stories fixate on the tales of the underdog, those truly trying to overcome. Throughout it all Fixed Fate choose a stripped down, intimate sound that aims straight for the soul. Little flourishes go a long way from the kind intermingling of piano to the at times manic energy of the guitars. Easily the highlight of the sound comes from the fiery furious vocals that rise above, looking towards the sky.
On “Flower” Fixed Fate begin things on a regal tone. From such atmospheric beginnings, the song settles into a naturalistic rhythm. Rather reflective, the song is one of yearning for someone truly special. Delicate to its very core is the surreal scope of “Water” whose glistening guitar work adds to its impressionistic fervor. Gradually the song comes into focus with each reiteration. Showing off their impressive knack for storytelling is the collection highlight, the tale of “Billy”. Layer upon layer of guitar work adds to the spirited, unhinged performance. Tapping into a seemingly sprawling world is the ornate “Frostbite” whose tragic undertones end the collection with true style.
Sung with the utmost of heart and passion, Fixed Fate’s “Unplugged” has a timeless classic sound to it.