The Haunted - Unseen


6.3 | 129 votes |
Release date: 16 March 2011
Style: Alternative thrash metal

Owners:

99 have it
10 want it


01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
04. Disappear
05. Motionless
06. Unseen
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
10. Them
11. All Ends Well
12. Done
13. Attention [limited edition bonus]
14. The Reflection [live] [limited edition bonus]
15. The Fallout [live] [limited edition bonus]

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
4.3
These Swedes aren't unknown to most metal fans - hell, they've been around for about 15 years now. 15 years of relative stability in terms of their line-up too. Not only are they a stable veteran band, but they also helped further develop the whole melodeath/thrash movement. Not too shabby.

Now 15 years as a band should impress people. And in its own right, it is pretty impressive. But there's also an inherent problem that comes with writing music with pretty much the same people for a decade-and-a-half: stagnation. The Haunted ran out of gas. It happens to the best... er, well, it happens to everyone.

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published 30.11.2011 | Comments (20)

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29.11.2011 - 09:10
Rating: 7
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.11.2011 at 09:00

True enough, although some people referred to this as their best album.


Well, even though I don't hate the album, even I find it hard to comprehend how anyone could think that. (although they are very much entitled to think it) I don't mind experimentation, and when it worked on parts of "The Dead Eye", they showed they could freshen things up a bit, but still be sonically devestating. Which is something that is almost completely abscent on "Unseen". The Haunted at their absolute best deliver some of the finest metal in the genre. so even to me who finds some stuff to enjoy on "Unseen", I can't help but be disappointed by the direction they've chosen to take.
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04.12.2011 - 05:43
Rating: 4
Aebsi
Wow just wow, what in the world happened in between this album and revolver, talk about total self destruct mode, and some say it's even better than the one before this one so I guess I'll just stay AWAY from that one.
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04.12.2011 - 05:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Aebsi on 04.12.2011 at 05:43
Wow just wow, what in the world happened in between this album and revolver, talk about total self destruct mode, and some say it's even better than the one before this one so I guess I'll just stay AWAY from that one.

This one and its predecessor are both duds, although this is by far the worst they've ever done. Everything prior to Versus ranges from good to great.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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22.01.2012 - 21:23
JohnDoe
Account deleted
I am confused listening to this as I was when I listened to Megadeth's Risk, for example: it's not bad but it's not that good either.
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10.05.2012 - 03:37
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Ehhhh...


mediocre, and definately a step away from their old sound.
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forever bummed out
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10.05.2012 - 10:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2012 at 03:37

Ehhhh...

mediocre, and definately a step away from their old sound.


That doesn't sound like a 7 to me
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.05.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Mr. Doctor on 10.05.2012 at 10:41

Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2012 at 03:37

Ehhhh...

mediocre, and definately a step away from their old sound.


That doesn't sound like a 7 to me

6.5

We need .5's
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10.05.2012 - 17:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2012 at 14:02
6.5

I think 70% is better than mediocre... You would round down in this case.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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10.05.2012 - 21:28
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.05.2012 at 17:21

Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2012 at 14:02
6.5

I think 70% is better than mediocre... You would round down in this case.

In America it is, if that was a school rating it would be a C.

but fine, I'll submit to the peer-pressure.
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forever bummed out
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10.05.2012 - 23:26
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2012 at 21:28

but fine, I'll submit to the peer-pressure.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeey!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.02.2013 - 00:13
Rating: 9
gieliebabon
I really don't believe in people who expect from a band that they will always play how their fans would like them to. Every band should extend their sound if they are real artists. It's natural. It is not because they would like to sound like something they are not! And The Haunted are like that. They are sincere. They are muture musicians and they released a great album which is simply not for metalheads but for those who see music as an art.
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10.02.2013 - 00:43
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by gieliebabon on 10.02.2013 at 00:13

I really don't believe in people who expect from a band that they will always play how their fans would like them to. Every band should extend their sound if they are real artists. It's natural. It is not because they would like to sound like something they are not! And The Haunted are like that. They are sincere. They are muture musicians and they released a great album which is simply not for metalheads but for those who see music as an art.

Are you for real?
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10.02.2013 - 01:28
Rating: 9
gieliebabon
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.02.2013 at 00:43

Written by gieliebabon on 10.02.2013 at 00:13

I really don't believe in people who expect from a band that they will always play how their fans would like them to. Every band should extend their sound if they are real artists. It's natural. It is not because they would like to sound like something they are not! And The Haunted are like that. They are sincere. They are muture musicians and they released a great album which is simply not for metalheads but for those who see music as an art.

Are you for real?

Of course man:)
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14.09.2013 - 10:35
Rating: 2
-Quatropus-
It's a shame. I stayed so long just destroying shit to One Kill Wonder that I just totally lost track of time. I never cared for anything else other than OKW, but this one takes the cake for being just god awful nonsense. I seriously was like "Yes! The Haunted have a new CD!" just to be like "Oh......oh noooooooooooo." Garbage bin material.
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31.05.2015 - 17:52
Rating: 8
Passenger
Lost To Apathy
This is a very dynamic and catchy album, one of the best with Dolving.
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You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it ~ Mean Streets
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