Darkness in the Light
Style: Metalcore
Release date: 4 July, 2011
Playing time: 38:48

With a great production done by Killswitch Engaged mastermind Adam Dutkiewicz these pioneers of metalcore from Massachusetts release their next album. There are minor changes compared to their last two albums; they have implemented more melodic parts (just listen to "Ruination of the Lost") and Maiden-like harmonies ("Watch it Burn"). Also back from the grave is the clean singing parts of Ken Susi. After the 'Oncoming Storm' album they only kept to the harsh metalcore screams of Trevor Philips.

Is this a softer album then? No, they just returned a little bit back to their early album style and there is enough hard pounding, devastating and fast metal on this album. Together with their inhabitants Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall they are still above the rest in the metal core genre. With more melody, the clean singing parts back, and the more matured high quality guitar parts and solo's they blow fresh wind into the squeezed out metal core genre once more. You can hear that Adam sat behind the production buttons. Because Unearth was without a drummer during the recording, Killswitch Engage member Justin Foley took care of that part. I think that fans of both the latest albums and the first ones will be satisfied with this new product.

Pleasant to see that a band like Unearth is able to evolve within this rather limited genre.


01. Watch it Burn
02. Ruination of the Lost
03. Shadows in the Light
04. Eyes of Black
05. Last Wish
06. Arise the War Cry
07. Equinox
08. Coming of the Dark
09. The Fallen
10. Overcome
11. Disillusion

Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 1 July, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/unearth