Unearth – III: In The Eyes Of Fire

I had only vague knowledge of this band, but once I gave it a spin I knew it for what it was – a brutal thrashing in your stereo! My goodness.

Every track pummels you breathless with aggression and melodic metal. Lots of screamo vocals, which I don’t always go for, but the tunefulness here makes up for any time they get too much. If I were to be unfair and compare them to other bands, I definitely hear Sevendust and many of their ilk, but there’s death metal in here too to give it more edge. When the dude sings cleaner I hear (oddly) Zack De La Rocha. Interesting.

Monster riffs, lithe and roiling guitar lines as well mixed in with the heavy chugging, and a bottom end built to destroy. No questioning the musicianship here.

This is a 2CD set, with CD1 the album proper, and CD2 containing two other live tracks (from an earlier album called The Oncoming Storm). The live stuff proves this band not only destroys in your stereo, they’ll do it to you in person if you go see them in concert, as well.

Whew! This was a punishing listen, but I really do appreciate what they do, and I can give it thumbs up to anyone into this kind of metal assault.

Posted on 2017-12-14, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I saw them at an Ozzfest many years ago. They were one of those bands I didn’t dislike, but I didn’t like enough to buy an album.
    A purgatory band?

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    • Maybe! Sometimes seeing a band live can have the opposite effect too, where you just HAVE to have the CD. Ah well.

      And for me, I’m not sure how much I will listen to this, in future, but I paid $1.50 for the 2CD set, so it isn’t much of a problem. Still, and I’ve said this over at Scott HMO’s site many times, there’s something about the energy in this kind of music that scracthes an itch I didn’t know I had until I hear it, you know?

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      • I have seen bands and loved them live. Then buy thenalbum and be underwhelmed. Also the opposite. Buy and album and love it but the band is no good live.

        That’s just music.

        What’s awesome is when a band rules live and on the album.

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        • I’m finding with John Mayer that the live stuff (on Youtube) is killer, but the albums are meh. Wish it could be the other way around, honestly…

          Ruling live AND on the album? Heck yes. Sloan. The Hip. Maiden. Tons of ’em!


  2. With having a dual guitar threat I would have put them front and center in the mix. Also louder. The drums are too fast and overpowering for me.
    I don’t know if I could do a whole album in one sitting.


    • Fair enough! It was quite a thrashing. Well done, mind you! I had to hold on for dear life as the last few records I’ve done (John Mayer, Funkadelic) haven’t exactly been in the same vein.


  3. I like Zach. So maybe.


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