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Record of the Day - 04/27/2022

Unto Others - Strength

If you like The Sisters of Mercy, but you wouldn’t mind them to be a bit heavier, we might have something for you. Unto Others’ sophomore album “Strength” - our Record of the Day - was finally released on vinyl this month and it was well worth the wait. They are firmly rooted in metal with plenty of heavy riffs, but their tasteful and melodic guitar leads add a dark atmosphere that is only being amplified by Gabriel Franco’s gloomy, gothy vocals. Their heaviness is paired with a classic songwriting sensibility which makes each track highly memorable without ever losing bite. This is a band that has the potential and the songs to appeal to people outside of the metal spectrum without alienating their core fanbase. Oh, and there’s a cover of Pat Benatar’s brilliant “Hell Is For Children”, repackaged so effortlessly in their signature sound that you wouldn’t even think it was a cover if you didn’t know the original. That just proves on what high level their songwriting is.

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