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The Unity: Pride
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The Unity: Pride

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Some years ago, the band formerly known as Love.Might.Kill dissolved, only to be resurrected as The Unity in 2016 by ex-Love.Might.Kill member and current Gamma Ray drummer Michael Ehre with help from fellow Gamma Rayman Henjo Richter (guitar). Whoa, that was a mouthful. The band quickly dropped their self-titled debut in 2017 and hit the European festival circuit. This fame and fortune brought 2018's Rise and tours with Edguy and Sinner, among their own headlining appearances. The third time being the charm, The Unity returns with their latest album Pride.

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Essentially, Pride finds The Unity staying their course, playing melodic heavy metal rock, along with some power metal speed, but always wrapped up in AOR accessibility. It's that old adage, if it ain't broke don't fix it. For some power metal rock listen for Hands Of Time, Damn Nation, and the quite heavy and roaring Scenery Of Hate with its brisk riffs and pounding rhythm section. The Unity gets their hard rock groove going with fast riff rockers like the politically motivated We Don't Need Them Here, Guess How I Hate This, and the galloping Rusty Cadillac with its tasty drum and guitar start, and perhaps a blues vibe. While equally ambitious and heavy, songs like Line And Sinker and You Don't Walk Alone turn easily on AOR accessibility in their rhythm and groove. Throughout the album and songs you'll hear terrific and ripping guitar solos from Henjo Richter and Stefan Ellerhorst. Additionally, Pride comes as a two CD digipak, with the bonus second CD offering a four live tracks and an additional new studio cut. Once more, Pride finds The Unity delivering some fine melodic heavy metal rock and continuing to raise the bar of their own musical creativity. Quite recommended.


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Once more, Pride finds The Unity delivering some fine melodic heavy metal rock and continuing to raise the bar of their own musical creativity. Quite recommended.

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