Extinction(s) - Unearth

Long live metalcore

Unearth has done it again: The old boys have delivered a capable game of metalcore, there is neither surprised or bored. Extinction(s) has everything, what to expect, but really not so much more. Are you into classic metalcore without too many frills, you should definitely check the album out. Enjoy!

Change of direction? No thanks

Four years have passed since we last heard anything from us Unearth. The band has since albumdebuten in 2001, the standard-bearer of the metalcoregenren, and of course, it is also this sound that meets us on album number seven: Extinction(s).

As in the old days

Do you like the band, as the genre was 10 years ago, then Unearths latest record is just for you. With the Extinction(s) provide the americans a raw and screaming album, which does not leave much room for saccharine passages and clean vocals. The volume is turned up the aggression, and the heavy riffs sets in quickly the head in the movement.

From the first cutting, the fandenivoldske "Incinerate", are we by crushing guitars and a putting it mildly, angry Trevor Phipps. As usual, the vocals heavily inspired by hardcoregenren, and the number will get a nice flippant vibe. Alpha is full of pace and small twists – bl.a. a round of tapping, which creates a good variation in the song. Unearth is back at full strength.

And so it continues more or less on the nine remaining tracks: the Quintet from Boston serves potent metalcore with clear digression udi hardcoren. Here and there spiced up the songs, however, also with a melodic feature, technical solos and atmospheric guitarlicks – for example, at the beginning of the solid "King of the Arctic". This allows the plate to a dynamic and vibrant size that never gets boring to listen to.

Both the "Dust" and "The Hunt Begins" is a classic metalcore – filled with breakdowns, which actually acts as an integral part of the songs. On the "No Reprisal", we encounter the record's most melodic song, and on the "Hard Lined Downfall" it becomes really heavy. With an intro reminiscent of the Band and a vocal, which is approaching deathcore, we are taken into a dark universe. The song swings quite well, but is hardly the strongest. This honour must go to the opener "Incinerate" or the fast-paced "Survivalist".

On "Sidewinder" go there for the seriousness of Hatebreed in it, but unfortunately, leaves the number is not something positive impression. The intersection appears cluttered, and it is a little alternative guitar riff, which was probably a good idea in the rehearsal room, but not here on the plate. It sounds forced and does not fit very well into the rest of the guitararbejdet on the Extinction(s). Now.

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