The Oncoming Storm review by Unearth

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  • Released: Jun 29, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.1 (54 votes)
Unearth: The Oncoming Storm

Sound — 10
Although the sound that these guys display has been copied over and over again, one cannot deny the true awesome metalness of it all. The Oncoming Storm is a blast. It hits you head on and doesn't hold up. The drums are perfect as clockwork, and the tight rythyms make for expectedly superb breakdowns. Top notch metalcore.

Lyrics — 9
When it comes to metalcore, it is hard to judge a person by their screaming. Basically, this guy can scream. That's all that is needed. The lyrics are interesting, angry of course, dealing with issues such as the terrible state of the world and the hole that the human race may be digging itself into (see the album cover for more reference).

Overall Impression — 9
If you're heavy into the metal riffs and double bass pedals, then Unearth is basically comprised of gods. These guys are in the same genre as As I Lay Dying, Misery Signals, and Darkest Hour. It's metal, with just enough of those breakdowns to make it "core." Fun stuff to head bang to with friends.

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