What makes Unsound particularly, umm, unsound is that you can actually hear flashes of the influences of bands that were influenced by Mission of Burma, which creates a rather weird reverse osmosis effect.
Mission of Burma’s continued relevance, cemented by the two excellent albums released since their reunion, is just one thing that separates them from the current crop of groups reuniting around classic albums. Their music, and their performance, is much too timely to ever be confused with nostalgia.
The seminal Boston post-punk band Mission of Burma is back in force, and there is no better time to enjoy the perfect remastered editions of their initial Ace of Hearts output, with live DVDs to boot. Burma Rules!
Two years after their astonishing return to music, Mission of Burma raises the ante with The Obliterati, playing harder and louder than ever... but this time with a lopsided grin. 'This is all pure gravy, unexpected and unsought,' says bass player Clint Conley, a statement that is as true for fans as it is for the band.