Title - Eye For An Eye
Artist - Unforged
For those not in the know, if the 21st century was a metal band it would be called UNFORGED!
Raw, honest and exactly what this time is worthy of UNFORGED is the musical liberation from self made and imposed oppression, the band wakes us up with hard hitting rhythms.
The lyrics fight their way through everyday life like a modern “Catcher in the Rye”, they are honest and suitable for the masses.
All UNFORGED’s members grew up in the Ruhr area and gained metal experience in various formations until they got together three years ago.
UNFORGED was founded/set up intending to combine modern metal and elements shaped by bands that govern the metal business, such as Metallica, Pantera, Trivium or Slipknot.
In terms of musical realization, this means partly hard, partly groovy melodic song elements, choruses that are perfect to be roared along by the crowd at concerts and a combination of dark and powerful shouts with clear vocals.
In terms of lyrics, UNFORGED‘s album Eye For An Eye describes the life crisis of the modern man, who feels left behind, hurt or burned out by society and thus craves to kill, but also has a desperate desire for love.
Indeed Eye For An Eye is almost a concept album that tells a story, starting with the song trilogy that sets the theme of the album: liberation from inner pain.
1. Serial Killer
2. Eye For An Eye
5. Scream For Me
6. Fight For Your Life
8. I’m Away
This startlingly vibrant new album opens quietly enough, only to soon explode into raged anger for Serial Killer, a track that describes a murderer’s senseless wish to kill, which is then triggered by the pressure of society and that is backed by the rambunctious title track Eye For An Eye (which is the answer to this killing, with regard a victim’s relative craves for revenge and commits vigilante justice on the serial killer), the trilogy closing on the rocking metal melodies of Antihero (because now the victim’s avenger has to face justice).
The album continues onward with the pummeling Prior and the anthemic rock of Scream For Me which are in turn followed by the frenetically-charged Unforged, the new recording rounding out on the foot-stomping, Zombie-esque Fight For Your Life, closing on the powerfully sculptured shanty I’m Away.
In closing, the songs on Eye For An Eye express what many people need right now: a musical act of liberation.
UNFORGED - Serial Killer [Official Video]
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