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The Unseen

The Unseen: The Anger and the TruthThe Anger and the Truth (2001)
BYO Records

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Contributed by: NotQuiteAsPunkAsYouNotQuiteAsPunkAsYou
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The Unseen are actually a pretty well known band. Hailing from Boston, they have been around the oi/street punk scene for almost 10 years. I'm sure you guys have scene the gritty punks at your school sporting their patches or shirts. Their popularity has risen tremendously since touring with An.
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The Unseen are actually a pretty well known band. Hailing from Boston, they have been around the oi/street punk scene for almost 10 years. I'm sure you guys have scene the gritty punks at your school sporting their patches or shirts. Their popularity has risen tremendously since touring with Anti-Flag (I went to the show and the blew Anti-Flag away, crazy set). They sport the red mohaks, spikes, and leather, and look like genuine dirty street punks, but do they play how they look?

Sorry for the history lesson but the people that don't know about this band need to be informed. If you're sick of mellow punk with beautiful slow voices then The Unseen will fix this right up. They don't just throw songs together full of messy riffs and of beat vocals. These guys are actually talented. If you're a fan of Anti-Flag (fast music, with sing along choruses) you'll love these guys. If you added Good Riddance and Anti-Flag together this is what you would get.

The Anger and the Truth confronts many topics that I think should actually be agknowleged. The song "Where Have You Gone" is something I often want to tell former punks who just brisk through the scene like it was just a trend. Here's an excerpt- "I've seen so many kids over the years, a few years come and go and they disappear, punk rock is not a trend its a fucking life style, yet so many fade out after a while, when you grew up and deserted the scene found the american nightmare is the american dream, your idea changed as you matured and grew, the system you despised now controls you" Wow. I mean please guys, the reason we come to this site is not for the enjoyment of one day. I'ts about punk rock. So we're here now and let's stick with it!

In closing, if you want catchy choruses, gang vocals, an Oi band that actually plays well together, and just a fun record, get anger and the truth. It'll give you a quick swift kick in the ass after all these awesome but overbearing pop-punk, emo records have been put out.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 3, 2004)

i think this is probably the best unseen cd. i've listened to it like a million times.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

o my theese guys are good,its like the early dkm stuff crossed with the exploited.good shite

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

great cd by the unseen. totally unseen-even greater cd. have to have both.

Anonymous (December 15, 2001)

Amazing album from the best streetpunk band. On the scene issue.. eh, well I guess the scene didn't mean that much to you in the beginning if you're going to leave it because of a few issues. Nothing's perfect. Do your best to keep yourself and your friends active and involved, the kids in it for the fashion and whatnot will fade away, don't let the little snot faced jerks sway you from something that's an entire way of life for you. Again, awesome album, Something To Say is my favorite song.

seek (August 17, 2001)

great album! adam, you're theory on why people leave the scene is in fact the reality, couldn't agree more.

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

So far this is the best streetpunk release for 2001, other than Self-Destruct "Violent Affair Ep". So far this is the strongest release by The Unseen.

punky (August 14, 2001)

Yeah I got the cd only a couple of weeks ago, and i lile it a lot.And I agree with you Anarchy_Adam too.

Anarchy_Adam (August 14, 2001)

This isn't a comment on the album. The album kicks ass. Its also not an attempt to start up yet another repetitive, useless discussion on what punk is. Its just an opinion. I think the reason alot of people disappear from the scene is "The scene" itself. Sure, there are good points to this scene thing. It usually inspires good music, and fun shows. The shitty thing is, at least in my experience, Theres cannibalism in this here scene. Constant back biting, in fighting, and high school shit. Maybe people leave because they're tired of having to pick up broken bottles in the parking lot so there can be more shows. Its not necsecarily (Sp?) a matter of the fashion wearing off. Sometimes its a matter of patience wearing thin.

The album is fucking wicked ass. Energy, a message, and talent all blend together to make this a great piece of work.

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