Unearth Frontman Not A Fan Of Nu Metal Resurgence, Band Working On New Video


Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps has told The Prelude Press that the band have a new video for their track “Never Cease” set to debut “in about two weeks.” During the conversation he was also asked what he thought was the coolest change he’s seen in the metal scene at large in recent years. While he appreciates the growing acceptance of the genre, he doesn’t exactly enjoy the resurgence of nu metal in various younger bands:

“When we started, metal was kind of a bad word. All these bands that loved metal and were playing metal songs, like us and Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, we all got tagged as metalcore because we were playing underground, more hardcore style shows. Then our bands became more popular, and old bands started to come back from the dead or a short lull, and metal was getting cool again, then it just kind of blew up. And now, there’s so many bands in the scene, and they’re all pretty heavy – some might be trendy, some may not be here in a year or two – but I do like that the music has gotten really heavy.

As far as what I don’t like about it, I was never a fan of nu metal, and I do see a lot of younger bands mixing a lot of those elements in there with the heavy riffs. I’m not saying they shouldn’t do it, cause that’s what they grew up listening to – I’m just not a fan of that style. But I just think with music, it keeps on going and it keeps on changing, and of course that style would eventually work its way into the underground, cause that’s just how that goes.”

He later was asked if he would change anything about the music scene:

“I guess on that point, to get rid of elitists. Metal is a worldwide music. That’s the best part about metal is that it’s accepted in most corners of the planet. Not every style of bands are. It’s not that way with lets say, country music. But their limit is much higher than what a metal band might reach, cause that’s just more accessible. Because it’s aggressive music, only a small pool of people will actually like it in each area, and for fans – or even bands – to turn their backs on bands because they don’t like their sound, that’s something that needs to go.

I think those festivals in Europe really have it on lock, because there is that sense of community. The fans all camp out. The bands on the festivals are all quite different, and it kind of brings everyone together. I think that America has to make that change as well.”

You can currently catch the band out on the road as part of ‘The Fury Tour‘.

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