The March (album)

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The March
Studio album by Unearth
Released October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14)
Studio see Studios
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:14
Label Metal Blade
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz
Unearth chronology
III: In the Eyes of Fire
(2006)
The March
(2008)
Darkness In The Light
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk 7.6/10[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[4]
Exclaim! favorable[5]
PopMatters 5/10[6]

The March is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Unearth. The album was released on October 14, 2008, through Metal Blade Records.[7] The album is a concept album and has a theme of "symbolizing both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity." This is also their only album with drummer Derek Kerswill

Album information[edit]

The album is a concept album as it represents both the evil and the hopeful sides of humanity. Lead singer Trevor Phipps discusses this idea:

The album was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, who had also worked the band's previous albums, The Stings of Conscience and The Oncoming Storm.

A version of the song, "The Chosen" originally appeared on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters soundtrack.

The album art was designed by Sons of Nero.[9]

The album debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with first week sales of just under 11,000 copies.[10] Billboard later showed that "The March", as of early 2009, has sold over 100,000 units worldwide.

The song "Grave of Opportunity" is available as a free downloadable track for the popular console game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Also "We Are Not Anonymous" served as a downloadable content for the Rock Band series on the Rock Band Network Store for 160 Microsoft Points (Xbox Live)

Tracklist[edit]

All lyrics written by Trevor Phipps, all music composed by Unearth.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "My Will Be Done"     3:37
2. "Hail the Shrine"     3:58
3. "Crow Killer"     3:17
4. "Grave of Opportunity"     3:53
5. "We are not Anonymous"     3:04
6. "The March"     3:29
7. "Cutman"     3:12
8. "The Chosen"     3:53
9. "Letting Go"   Phipps, Derek Kerswill 4:43
10. "Truth or Consequence"   Phipps, John Maggard 4:10
Total length:
37:14
  • "Our Callous Skin" fades at 3:12, followed by silence until 3:40 at which point white noise can be heard, which then slowly fades in and becomes increasingly louder. Finally, the white noise stops abruptly and a hidden track entitled "Silence Caught the Stubborn Tongue" begins at 5:41, which continues, for the remainder of the album. On the original North American release, the hidden track follows "Truth or Consequences".

Special Edition Bonus DVD[edit]

A "Special Edition" of the album (with slip cover) was released on Nov 10th, 2009. It includes a bonus DVD, which is over 80 minutes long. It contains 3 documentaries, 4 live videos, 3 official music videos, and 5 webisodes (originally streamed online during the album's recording). As a special promotion by Metal Blade Records, those who pre-ordered the album would receive an autographed copy (while supplies lasted).[11][dead link]

Bonus DVD contents

  • The Documentaries
"Making The March"
"The Three Day March"
"Gig Life" 2009
  • The Videos
- Live at Wacken 2008 -
"This Glorious Nightmare
"My Heart Bleeds No Longer"
"Black Hearts Now Reign"
"The Great Dividers"
"My Will Be Done" (Music Video)
"Grave Of Opportunity (Music Video)
"Crowkiller" (Music Video)
  • Webisodes
Preproduction with Adam D (Part 1)
Preproduction with Adam D (Part 2)
Recording Guitars
Recording Vocals
Recording Back Up Vocals with Norma Jean

Credits[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[9]

Personnel[edit]

Unearth
Additional musicians
  • Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Chris Day (Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Scottie Henry (ex-Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Jake Schultz (ex-Norma Jean) – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Pat O'Donnell – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
  • Wes Pannell – additional vocals on "Grave of Opportunity", "We are not Anonymous"
Production

Studios[edit]

  • Zing Recording Studios, Westfield, MA – drums
  • System Recordings, Grafton, MA – vocals, guitars, bass
  • Backstage Recording Studios, UK – mixing, mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 106
US Billboard 200[13] 45
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 4
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 16
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Unearth - The March Review". heavymetal.about.com. About.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Beringer, Drew. "Unearth - The March - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net". www.absolutepunk.net. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. The March at AllMusic. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Ogle, Ryan. "CD Reviews - The March Unearth - Blabbermouth.net". www.blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Synyard, Dave (November 2008). "Unearth - The March • Metal Reviews • exclaim.ca". exclaim.ca. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ Savanadasa, Rajith (January 21, 2009). "Unearth: The March - PopMatters". www.popmatters.com. PopMatters. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Unearth’s "The March" Complete SMN News. Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  8. ^ UNEARTH: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed - July 30, 2008 Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  9. ^ a b Sons of Nero: Unearth - The March Sons of Nero.com Retrieved on October 25, 2008
  10. ^ "UNEARTH: 'The March' First-Week Sales Revealed". blabbermouth.net. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  11. ^ "UNEARTH 'THE MARCH' SPECIAL EDITION". metalblade.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  12. ^ "アンアースのアルバム売上ランキング - ORICON STYLE". 
  13. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Unearth.
  14. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Unearth.
  15. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Unearth.
  16. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Unearth.
  17. ^ "Unearth Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Unearth.

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