Through the storms of the heart
Dutch metal band The Unslain reflects on the pains of a broken heart in their new song “(In) Hell I Am”. Showcasing their old school metal influences, the song’s heavy riffs and catchy melodies remind of the sounds of Metallica and Iron Maiden.
Speaking on the song, the band members describe a clear picture on the emotional difficulties it portrays, “The misery you feel within yourself during a heartbreak. All the questions, the uncertainty”. The song’s lyrics, inspired by real-life events, reflect on the aftermath of a breakup, “You can feel like you’re in Hell but sometimes to others you are the Hell. That’s why the title is ‘(In) Hell I Am’”.
Recorded in August 2020 in the Hillroad Records studio in The Netherlands, the band enlisted the help of producer Daan Nieboer and featured singer Tracy Tchai, who the band praised, “she is an amazing vocalist with a really soulful voice”.
The Unslain debuted with the LP “We Will Battle” in 2018, in 2019 they earned the audience prize in the Dutch Wacken metal battle contest, they also released various singles in 2020 and 2022.
In 2022 they signed with Rexius Records. They’re now preparing for the release of “(In) Hell I Am” on January 20th.
Artwork: Daan Nieboer
Photo: Marco Teunissen