The Oncoming Storm [CD/DVD]

The Oncoming Storm [CD/DVD]

by Unearth

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The Oncoming Storm [CD/DVD]

If Unearth wanted to cover a classic Dean Martin hit, the logical choice would be 1960's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" -- not because The Oncoming Storm sounds anything at all like the late Rat Pack crooner, but because Unearth does, in fact, feel like a kick in the head. Mercy is not a high priority on this 2004 release, which demonstrates just how nasty, punishing, and downright vicious the metalcore style can be. Some of Unearth's riffing hints at thrash metal, but The Oncoming Storm is a metalcore disc first and foremost -- and most of the bands that were part of thrash in the '80s and early '90s (Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Anthrax, among others) were not as harsh as Unearth. From Trevor Phipps' screaming vocals to the band's suffocating use of density, tracks like "Black Hearts Now Reign," "Lie to Purify," and "Failure" pack a brutal punch. Those who don't comprehend metalcore (which is definitely an acquired taste) might wonder why a disc that merits words like harsh, nasty, vicious, and punishing would appeal to anyone -- what do Unearth's fans get out of such an album? Why would they appreciate and enjoy something that's so unmusical? And the answer is that for Unearth and other metalcore units, The Oncoming Storm is all about the thrill of pure, raw exhilaration as well as emotional catharsis; Phipps' nonstop screaming is very cathartic for Unearth and their fans in the mosh pit. The Oncoming Storm

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
Label: Metal Blade
UPC: 0039841455427
catalogNumber: 14554
Rank: 62329


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Unearth   Primary Artist
John Maggard   Bass,Guitar,Piano
Trevor Phipps   Vocals,Group Member
Ken Susi   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mike Justian   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Alan Douches   Enhanced CD Design
Unearth   Composer,Engineer
Adam Dutkiewicz   Producer,Engineer
Dale Resteghini   Video Director
Trevor Phipps   Composer
Ken Susi   Producer,Engineer
Doug Spangenberg   Video Director
Greg Kaplan   Video Director
Jerry Clubb   Video Director

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