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Top Customer Reviews
What separates Unearth from the likes of Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall is their flexibility. Guitarists Ken Susi and Buz McGrath both utilize seven string guitars, which allows them to incorporate passages of blistering European thrash alongside pummeling breakdowns and arse-kicking double bass accents on a signature seven string crunch. The result is a dynamic, aggressive and punishing style which is able to overcome the monotony of most 'New American Metal.'
Vocalist Trevor Phipps provides a standout performance on The Oncoming Storm - his thick hardcore rasp given the added dynamics of clean vocals alongside blistering screams courtesy of the production of Adam D (renown for his work with Killswitch Engage). Phipps' lyrics are also a cut above most - choosing to aggressively voice his political views (as opposed to resorting to the lovesick crooning of Killswitch), and judging from the content of "Black Hearts Now Reign" (an open reference to none other than G.W.) Phipps is none too happy with the current state of America.
Unearth on the other hand resist that particular temptation. Every time vocalist Trevor Phipps opens his mouth it's to let loose a brilliantly trained menacing growl. Few bands are blessed with such a voice. Add to that Unearth's great ability to unleash great riffs and breakdowns & you've got a pretty intense sound. To add melody to the mix, Unearth's influences from Gothenberg are clear to be seen, with both guitarists using 7-string guitars. This gives them that vital variety they need to distinguish themselves from the crowd.
It does also help that there's some really really good songs here. 'The Great Dividers' is an unrelenting, brutal opening to the album. There's also the thrash influenced 'Black Hearts Now Reign', leading into a short interlude of strings before the band rips into the dual guitaring on 'Zombie Autopilot' creating a fantastically effective one-two hit of power.
But it continues until the end, with only the instrumental 'Aries' to allow you to breathe. 'The Oncoming Storm' is clearly a well thought out & balanced piece of work.
What you have got here is a relatively unkown band creating no holds heavy metal to rival the biggest of bands, and it's one hell of an album
This album has brought back the sheer brilliance of heavy metal, with influecing widening from In Flames, to Pantera, To Shadows fall. The beating down them all with this epic, inspirational album.
Ever single track is heavy, melodic, complex, diverse, and tons of other elements that make it perfect. From the heaviness of 'Bloodlust Of The Human Condition' To the atmospheric, melodic 'Aries'. Every track memorable, headbangable and every other 'able' there is, because it;s simple brilliant.
Every metal fan MUST own this epic album...now!
if you've already heard Unearth, youll have an idea of what to expect, but if you havent...well thats a double reward.
The albums been produced with adam dutkiewiez of KSE, and from a simple guess... he wouldnt produce a crap album would he!?
But seriously, im not gonna go into masses of detail, just buy the damn CD, even if its the only one you buy this year!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good album, not perfect but has some very good riffing in it; especially Endless. Also a exceptionally good use of guitar sweep picking. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2012 by Dan
First off, a gripe. Any review that starts "This is the first Metal record I ever bought..." and within a few sentences includes "its the best metal guitar work going" needs to be... Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2006 by Richard Burn
this album is sublime,very heavy,full of melody and plenty of breakdowns and catchy riffs,a real classic in a genre covered with metalcore bands,this stands above most metalcorePublished on 21 Feb. 2006 by sean paul mccann