Unger's vocal style will likely be divisive among listeners. He is baroque, almost operatic in his delivery, and his lyrics are laced with opulent imagery and symbolism. But on Integrity, it comes off as authentic, not affected.
Rich synth layering and sharp arpeggiations swirl beneath Unger's vocals, and he strikes a neat balance between clean, pure synth tones and distorted, squelchy resonances. Even listeners that prefer to pass on Unger's highly emotive singing will likely linger to appreciate some of the full-bodied tones underneath it.
Poignant closing track "Strangers," on which Unger indistinguishably weaves his crooning voice with a wandering synthesizer line while telling a story of adultery, is a highlight, and leaves one keen to hear what ELMS does next. (Independent)