The Unchained is a post-industrial project hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. While the band's genre is hard to nail down, it combines elements of Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Industrial Metal, Nu Metal, and Creepy Circus Music.
- Dali Van Gogh (Kent)
- Ethan Anderson - Vocals
- Isaac Kent - Guitar, Bass, Keyboard
- Innocence Lost - 2016note
The Unchained provide examples of the following tropes:
- Bald of Awesome: Ethan Anderson.
- Cover Version: Innocence Lost features a cover of "A Bullet In The Head" by Anarchy Club.
- Deal with the Devil: It's implied that a woman makes one in "Voodoo" to kill her abuser.
- Descent into Addiction: "Heroine".
- Drugs Are Bad: "Heroine" again.
- Epic Rocking: "Heroine" at 7:24.
- Filk Song / Inspired by...: "The Missing Link" recounts the plot of A Clockwork Orange.
- Harsh Vocals: Used in "A Bullet In The Head".
- Intercourse with You: "My Disease".
- Last Note Nightmare: "Heroine".
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: At their absolute lightest, they hit a 4. Most of the time they float anywhere between a 7 and a 9.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Unchained seem to thrive on it, from the lyrical content and the tone of their music to their music videos.
- "Psycho" Strings: The main riff of "Marked" utilizes pinch chords played on two guitars in unison to create this effect.
- Sequel Song: "1313" is this to the Elvis Presley song "In The Ghetto".
- Shout-Out: In the lyric video for "The Missing Link," during the guitar solo, a wall of text flashes on the screen amidst other effects. Careful investigation reveals that it reads "yob das a nahte sekam yalp on dna krow lla" or rather... "all work and no play makes ethan a sad boy."
- Stylistic Suck: The drums on "Heroine", as they were performed by Anderson rather than an actual drummer, and are supposed to represent the erratic heartbeat and consciousness of someone on drugs.
- Zombie Infectee: "Marked" details the final thoughts of one.