UNEARTH – Darkness In The Light
Incorporating the elements of melodic death metal and savage hardcore, Unearth unleash a fifth full length that no one will mistake for commercial leanings. “Darkness In The Light” features Trevor Phipps pushing his lungs and larynx to the max on “Last Wish” and “Watch It Burn”, while the guitar tandem of Buz McGrath and Ken Susi keep the shred and soloing chaos on an At The Gates/In Flames keel through “Arise The War Cry” or “The Fallen” – and even features some slap happy bass antics from John Maggard in the concluding moments of the former.
Not much has changed in Unearth’s mission to keep the songs moving along without extraneous riff raff, which helps in their immediate impact and obvious crossover appeal. Males 16-25 live for the aggressive release and enormous breakdowns Unearth delivers – and “Darkness In The Light” keeps that consistent tradition alive.