Aaand…We’re back with another edition of Metal Riot’s DEEP CUTS. This is a series where we take three songs that are less known from any given heavy bands albums and shine some light into their eyes. Past cutters include Korn and King Diamond (to name a few).
This time we look at the headbanging bad boys in Unearth. Sure, it isn’t like this take no prisoners New England band has a slew of top 40 hits. We aren’t delving into multi-platinum jukebox kings Journey’s repertoire and dusting off “Suzanne” from Raised on Radio here (damn, that song is catchy though).
Nah, we are showing some love to one of the most consistent and best metalcore bands on the planet. These guys are road dogs and true metal beleivers and that kind of integrity deserves some Metal Riot accolades. Some people think they always sound the same, but the same gets thrown at Slayer. If it aint broke, don’t fix it! Unearth’s sound is exciting, angry and endless.
Click HERE to see what songs made this edition of Deep Cuts.
Big Bear and the Hour of Chaos:
This instrumental lacks the trademark bellowing scream of Trevor Phipps but is full of the epic yet intense feel Unearth is known for. This song also has some great piano and Terry Date production. A fitting closer to my favorite Unearth album 2006’s killer top to bottom III: In The Eyes Of Fire. I always wondered if that Public Enemy referencing title was about ghettos full of liquor stores and low on revolution.
Shattered By The Sun:
I was lucky and bought Above The Fall of Man from Unearth after sharing a stage with them in a small club years and years ago. The EP kicked my ass and is one of my favorite releases of theirs. “Shattered By The Sun” is one of the angriest and ripped apart songs about relationships in all of metal. It should get a lot more love. Trevor sounds completely unhinged by the end of the tune.
Sure, this one has an official music video but it fucking rules. Always reminds me of Game of Thrones. And The video captures some of the madness that is a high octane Unearth show. These guys never let up.