Unearth to Release ‘Darkness in the Light’ on July 5th
Get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with Unearth! The Massachusetts ragers will release their fifth full-length, ‘Darkness in the Light,’ on July 5th. ‘Darkness in the Light’ will be the band’s most conceptually personal offering to date. What does that mean in layman’s terms? It’s going to be brutal, it’s going to be brooding, and it’s going to have a brain.
Killswitch Engage/Times of Grace guitarist Adam D. produced the record, while KsE’s Justin Foley played drums on the recording. Foley is known for his battering ram style, so expect nothing but repeated punches in the face when you listen to ‘Darkness in the Light.’
Unearth, who were nicknamed “Funearth” back in the early 2000s because their moshpit-fueled, adrenaline-surging shows, also revealed the cover of the album, which you can see above.
“‘Darkness in the Light’ is without a doubt some of the heaviest, most dynamic and memorable tunes we’ve ever written,” said vocalist Trevor Phipps in a statement. “The disc is littered with the shred n’ stomp-filled songs our fans would expect from us, as well as some added vocal hooks, guitar melodies, guitar solos, and some different paths taken in style and structure. We knew we had to continue to separate ourselves from the pack and to cement our place in the heavy metal world as one of the leaders and not as one of the many followers that seem to hop on the trend wagon and give up so easily when the going gets hard. We are here to stay, and collectively we couldn’t be any more fired up to play these songs around the world for our fans, new and old.”
Shred and stomp? Is there nothing more pleasing to the ear when it comes to metal? You can get a free taste of ‘Darkness in the Light’ by going here and cranking the volume for ‘Eyes of Black.’ The song’s thunderous cadence and Phipps’ annihilating vocal style are truly fine-tuned here. ‘Eyes of Black’ is one of the best tracks the band has ever laid to tape, and it will lay you out by the time the last note fades.
“We chose ‘Eyes of Black’ to be the first song heard out of the gate as we feel it represents the ‘Unearth sound’ and style perfectly and it’s simply a hard-hitting, catchy-as-hell song,” he said. “The lyrics are also in line with many of the albums darker lyrical themes. I’m not speaking for all of the band, but this is my personal favorite on the album and I can’t wait to get out there and play it live!”
‘Darkness in the Light’ track listing:
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
08. Coming of the Dark
09. The Fallen
Watch the video for ‘My Will Be Done’