"The Silencing" (Self-released; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

California quintet Better Left Unsaid have seemingly boned up on their new American metal, as their seven-track offering bursts with the best parts of All That Remains, Shadows Fall, and Diecast. 

Unabashedly heavy -- yet melodic enough that listeners will not only remember the choruses but sing along with them screaming their lungs out -- tracks like "Repletion" contain all of the necessary elements of a modern metal success story, while "Impurity" demonstrates the unit's titanic twin guitar powers in full effect.

Throwing in touches of Soilwork and Hypocrisy into their metallic mix, Better Left Unsaid leaves no stone unturned when creating their durable brand of intense metalcore.  

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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