Un-Real was formed in 2004 in Tallinn, Estonia and got its name after the famous first-person shooter. Originally named as Unreal, renamed due to a number of similar names. The music of Un-Real is a mixture of a number of genres such as heavy, thrash and progressive metal and classic hard rock. Lyrics, mostly in Russian, are influenced by black humor and horror films.
Although, in the beginning the band had been writing songs in English.