Monday, 24 January 2022

Unto Others - Strength

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

Oregon goth-metallers UNTO OTHERS is back with the second album "Strength".

Yes I know, I'm late for the ball again, but I was waiting for Vinyl which would have been released a long time ago, but has been postponed, now at the end of February and now I can not wait any longer, haha So for today you get the album and here is my review on it.

IDLE HANDS or UNTO OTHERS as they are called today really shows thier "Strength" that they are the finest band in goth-rock today. A band that mixes the classic heavy metal and goth rock in a excellent way, almost like CURE did distort them self up to THE SISTERS OF MERCY and added some chilli with some power to boost everything up and at least the lyrical themes that deals with life, death, fantasy, mysticism and some personal issues.

"Strength" kicks on with the furious and dark piece "Herion", were the lyrics tells a story of addiction, the music is marvelous and fantastic, the same dark theme continues "Downtown". The same theme continues throughout the album where they handle the rhythms and melody in a wonderfully way, they mixes styles and tempos to keep up the intresst and almost create a freeway for what's to come when they take the next level on the follow up album. Gabriel Franco vocals part is just brilliant in my ears, incredibly mesmerizing with his baritone voice, something that really take place on the next tune "When Will Gods Work Be Done", a powerful anthem. On "No Children Laughing Now" the sound is a bit diffrent here, still a dark piece, heavy riffing, furious doublebass drumming, which then shifts up the tempo in "Destiny", heavy riffing, heavy drumming and some softer vocal parts. The light punkish "Why" is another brilliant step to widen their views. They even manage to add a cover to the album, a fantastic version of Pat Benatar’s 1980 classic "Hell Is For Children". Some rumbling bass in the slightly more polished "Summer Lightning". The title tune really summarizing everything the album has offred during it's play time of forty-six minutes and twenty-two seconds as my digital album shows. "Strength" really have some well-written lyrics, marvlous lead guitars, excellent vocals, hard and heavy doublebass drumming and a rumbling bass lines. The album needs more of me and was not as direct as "Mana", but if you give it time, dive into what it wants to convey, you will be rewarded, I promise, you’ll love it.

Sum: "Strength" is something you need now and UNTO OTHERS will provide it to you!


Apr16 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ, US 
Apr18 Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX, US 
Apr19 Amplified Live Dallas, TX, US 
Apr21 Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL, US 
Apr22 The Eastern Atlanta, GA, US 
Apr23 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC, US
Apr25 REBEL Toronto, ON, Canada
Apr26 MTELUS Montreal, QC, Canada
Apr28 Terminal 5 New York (NYC), NY, US 
Apr29 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, US 
Apr30 Palladium Worcester, MA, US
May02 Riviera Theatre- IL Chicago, IL, US
May04 Odgen Theatre Denver, CO, US 
May07 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT, US
May09 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA, US
May10 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC, Canada
May11 Roseland Theater Portland, OR, US 
May13 The Uc Theater San Francisco, CA, US
May15 Hollywood Palladium Hollywood, CA, US 

European Festivals

Jul13 Metal Hammer Festival 2022 Spodek Katowice, Poland
Aug02- Aug06 Beyond The Gates 2022 USF Verftet Bergen, Norway

European Tour Dates - With BEHEMOTH, ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS, And More

Sep27 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Sep29 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, UK
Sep30 O2 Apollo Manchester, UK 
Oct01 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK
Oct02 O2 Academy Brixton London, UK
Oct04 Zénith Paris - La Villette Paris, France
Oct05 Le Bikini Ramonville St Agne, France
Oct07 Sala Tejo, Altice Arena Lisbon, Portuga
Oct08 Palacio Vistalegre Madrid, Spain
Oct09 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, Spain
Oct11 Radiant Bellevue CALUIRE ET CUIRE, France
Oct12 Alcatraz Milan, Italy 
Oct14 Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
Oct15 Tipsport Arena Prague, Czech Republic
Oct16 Barba Negra Budapest, Hungary
Oct18 Planet.Tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer Vienna, Austria
Oct19 Spodek Katowice, Poland 
Oct21 MHP Arena Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Germany 
Oct22 Mainstage 'S Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Oct23 Forest National / Vorst Nationaal Brussels, Belgium 
Oct25 The Hall Zürich Dubendorf, Switzerland
Oct26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Oct28 Zenith, Die Kulturhalle Munich, Germany
Oct29 Mitsubishi Electric HALLE Düsseldorf, Germany
Oct30 Edel-Optics.De Arena Hamburg, Germany
Oct31 Partille Arena Gothenburg, Sweden 
Nov02 Black Box, Helsingin Jäähalli Helsinki, Finland
Nov04 Annexet Stockholm, Sweden 
Nov05 Forum Black Box Frederiksberg, Denmark
Nov06 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway

Today's tune "Downtown" is the second single from "Strength", enjoy!

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