I totally disagree with the 2 star review. Unearth have never really impressed. I always thought they were just ok. I bought this on an impulse and reading good reviews about it. When i listened to the album i was pleasantly surprised. It for one is definately not boring. Its heavy, melodic and basically a very good album. The vocals will not win any prizes and they are certainly not original, but compliment the guitar lines well. The sound of the album is a cross between All that Remains, Silent Civilian with the occasional Iron Maiden esq solo. Definately worth a listen to make up your own mind.
I liked their first two albums. Solid musicianship and all. But I skipped third and fourth beacause it was simply getting tedious having to listen to same sounding songs over again. I thought that they will change SOMETHING with this one but I was wrong. Just more of the same. Well produced music, recorded by skilled musicians but it lacks variety(not mentioning the fact that variety is not a strong feature of metalcore, but is not impossible to achieve, right?). If you're not sure about this one, take my advice and skip it. For devoted fans only.
The last reviewer described this album as boring. This album is anything but boring, its a solid, brutal, technically superb example of a metalcore album.
Unearth are a band that I have followed since the release of The Stings of Conscience back in 2001. You will notice in each and every album since that this is a band that has developed and consistently got better with each album. Darkness in the Light is no exception to that.