Thursday, 5 January 2017

Unbroken


Unbroken were a five-piece hardcore/metalcore band from San Diego, California that formed in 1991 and broke up in 1995. They were associated with straight edge during their initial run. Though they had a relatively short existence, their members were active in a ton of other bands, including Swing Kids, Julia, Over My Dead Body, Kill Holiday, Narrows, Some Girls, the list goes on and on. Even with their activity in all of these other projects, I think it's safe to say that Unbroken is their crowning achievement (though Swing Kids would definitely be a major competitor) Regardless, Unbroken are heralded as being one of the best and most influential hardcore bands to ever exist, and their music is the only testament needed to back that statement up.

Unbroken strike me as being a band that are part of someone's life more than just entertaining background music. Their lyrics and modus operandi was definitely to inspire, and share in their own personal struggles in a way that their entire fanbase could relate to and find some kind of solidarity in. I'm not sure if any of this is making sense, but basically what I'm getting is that Unbroken are a band who have changed lives for the better, and continue to do so.

Since they first broke up in 1995, they've reunited several times between 2010 and 2014 to play shows and continue to spread their music. Unfortunately, they did have to play one other reunion show as early as 1998. It was a benefit for the family of guitarist, Eric Allen, who committed suicide that year. However, even with the unfortunate loss of an integral member, Unbroken continue to be a positive force in the hardcore community, and with  compilation releases such as the ones below, their legacy will easily be saved for years to come. Enjoy.

1. Zero Hour
2. Shallow
3. Unheard
4. My Time
5. Break Me Own
6. Reflection
7. Remain
8. Cold Front

1. D4
2. End Of A Life Time
3. In The Name Of Progression
4. Razor
5. Final Expression
6. Blanket
7. Recluse
8. The Setup
9. Curtain

1. Absentee Debate
2. Crushed On You
3. And
4. Fall On Proverb
5. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover)
6. Final Expression
7. Set Up
8. Blanket
9. You Won't Be Back
10. Pain They Face
11. Unheard

Note: This is a compilation of all their non-album tracks. I'm missing the final track, "Unheard"

1. D4
2. End Of A Life Time
3. In The Name Of Progression
4. Razor
5. Final Expression
6. Blanket
7. Recluse
8. The Setup
9. Curtain
10. Zero Hour
11. Shallow
12. Unheard
13. My Time
14. Break Me Own
15. Reflection
16. Remain
17. Cold Front

Note: Compilation containing both full-lengths albums

1 comment:

  1. heres a link for the unbroken reunion at the glasshouse in california 5/4/2009
    http://el1011.com/20090509/unbroken.html

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