III In The Eyes Of Fire


There is something that you surely have read, heard and understood yourselves many times by […]
By Yiannis Dafopoulos
October 27, 2006
Unearth - III In The Eyes Of Fire album cover

There is something that you surely have read, heard and understood yourselves many times by now, but why does Metal Blade sign every single Metalcore act out there? I have been tired of reviewing Metalcore releases. There are only a few that don't bore me so much, and much fewer that I like! What more can I say? I say the same things again and again! Anyway, let's see what I will have to deal with this time...
Unearth were formed in 1998. They come from Massachusetts, America. Their first release was an EP, The Fall Of Man, in 1999. In January 2001, Unearth released their debut album, The Stings Of Conscience, through Eulogy Records. After their former drummer Mike Rudberg was replaced by Mike Justian, they signed a contract with Metal Blade and released their second full-length album, The Oncoming Storm (2004) (which in my opinion is better than III: In The Eyes Of Fire.
In III: In The Eyes Of Fire, Unearth continue with the well-known Metalcore style. Sharp edge guitars, furious drumming, much melody and catchy riffs. The production is great as it always is, and that's something that Metalcore can be proud of! This time, the producer was Terry Date, famous for his work with Pantera and Soundgarden. Anyway, while looking in their official website, I came across a note that said that they have been influenced by the most extreme moments of bands like Slayer and Pantera. How can every Metalcore band say that Heavy and Thrash Metal titans are their influences? If they were, they would play something less boring. The band is technically skilled without any doubt, but in my humble opinion, they totally lack of inspiration. All of their tracks are based on the same structure. That's what makes the listener easily bored to the bone. What these bands can do is approach a much younger audience.
If you are a fan of Metalcore or an open-minded listener, you should check this album out. The first time I listened to it, it was a very nice album. From the second time... Here comes boredom!

6 / 10

Had Potential

"III In The Eyes Of Fire" Track-listing:

This Glorious Nightmare
March Of The Mutes
Sanctity Of Brothers
The Devil Has Risen
This Time Was Mine
So It Goes
Impostors Kingdom
Bled Dry
Big Bear And The Hour Of Chaos

Unearth Lineup:

Trevor Phipps - Vocals
Ken Susi - Guitar
Buz McGrath - Guitar
John Maggard - Bass
Mike Justian - Drums

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