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  • Audio CD (April 30, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast America
  • ASIN: B00BMTX3U2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,356 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. McGinn on April 30, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I know I'm not the only one that was thoroughly disappointed with 2010's Starve for the Devil, which took some inspiration from James Malone's battle with anorexia. The usually technically proficient band took a turn towards blackened thrash melodies and an overall decrease in technicality, '80s inspired sing-a-long choruses, and cliched stadium rock lyrics. Honestly, if another band had released Starve for the Devil I probably wouldn't have had nearly as much of a problem with it, but as an Arsis record, it was pretty lackluster. Malone came back to set the record straight with the release of the free 2012 EP Leper's Caress, which was enough to put the band back on the map for me with a more 'traditional' sounding direction and a de-emphasis on what I saw as the problems on Starve. Just looking at the artwork for Unwelcome, it seems the band was trying to push back towards their darker and more chaotic days. So does Unwelcome work as a true return-to-form for Arsis? The answer is a resounding yes, but the band has not just left the work on Starve completely in the past.

It seems that the band was a least a little aware of the criticisms of said album, because the two already released tracks from the album ("Unwelcome" and "Scornstar") ooze of the Arsis that fans like myself know and love. Frenzied, technical riffing with blast-beats a plenty, frequent time changes, and James Malone's signature venomous rasp. As the bookends for the album, it sets a pretty accurate description of what the rest of the album hits you with. "No One Lies to the Dead" hits the same sweet spots in this regard, alongside Malone layering in some vocals in parts to create a more aggressive assault.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By biohzrd21 on May 11, 2013
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The peak of Arsis' evolution into one of the better metal bands can be found within Unwelcome. What started as a hybrid of heavy rock and metal, has now transitioned to the metallic rawness that many a bands strive for but never obtain. This record gives eargasms at Usain Bolt speed, track and track. Not to mention the good amount of bonus material you won't find everywhere. Also, they're rendition of "Sunglasses at Night" is the titties.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on June 13, 2013
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Simply amazing like always! Arsis kills it every time. Super talented and metal as F#@&!!!
Love these guys. If your a fan you will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael on June 5, 2013
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I'm sure like a lot of listeners, my introduction to Arsis was with We Are The Nightmare, which was a unique marriage of technical melodic death metal and blistering thrash metal. To say the least when Starve For The Devil was released, results were less impressive. Unwelcome is the album that would indeed be the proper followup to We Are The Nightmare. Producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide) helped realize this. The thin digipak is the only downside to this otherwise awesome cd, but the 17-song tracklist makes up for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Rosenbluth on April 30, 2013
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James Malone is a seemingly strange dude. Without knowing him personally, (only the things I read in magazines) I can't really speculate why a guy could pass up a tour with Carcass, go through damn near a baseball team worth of members, send his band out to tour without him, or openly admit being anorexic. I have my own thoughts that I've pieced together through rather cryptic lyrics, that there was a woman, some spiteful she-demon, who ruined his life in the most thorough of ways. That vinegar colors everything the man has touched, even the overt cock-rockiness of last full length Starve For The Devil. New album Unwelcome, is the amalgamation of all that Arsis have produced with a returned tenacity that has been lacking since the Summer Slaughter tour inspired We Are The Nightmare. The vicious carving of souls style apparent on A Celebration of Guilt is mixed with the tech death meanderings of everything since and provides a sound that really only two bands today do well enough to remain around (Arsis, Black Dahlia Murder). Unwelcome sports some incredible musicianship as always, a staple of Arsis' work, however the hooks of Starve For The Devil are mostly absent, replaced by a heavier than thou blast fest, that satisfies in a way that didn't happen on that album. As for the product, I have the expanded edition with the Leper's Caress e.p. and re-recorded Face of My Innocence. The latter is honestly not a strong selling point for the album, as I feel the original is far better somehow. However I, like most people, missed the Leper's Caress e.p., so for me, this is basically a 15 song new Arsis record, bolstered on the back end by some truly remarkable songs!Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 22, 2013
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The new Guitarist adds a unique Twist on the famous Sound of Arsis. Unexpected Cover of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night" was just what I had hoped for when I saw it on the track List. With all the bonus Tracks, this Album is too good a Deal to pass up.
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My introduction to Arsis came last year when I first got their second album from 2006 "United in Regret", and it really blew my mind away the first time I listened to it, and it quickly became one of my favorite technical melodic death metal albums in my CD collection. I was also very fortunate enough to see Arsis live in concert along with Wintersun, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and a couple other bands at the Oxford Theatre down in Eau Claire last year as well, and even though they only played a 30 minute set and whatnot, but they still kicked ass onstage nonetheless, and I also got to meet frontman James Malone after their performance and I also ended up buying their latest CD "Unwelcome" at the concert for only 10 bucks as well. Now as for the album itself, "Unwelcome" is exactly what you can expect from a fantastic band like Arsis. It simply kicks ass and shreds like a beast from start to finish, and played to absolute perfection throughout. This album is fast, heavy, melodic, technical and downright brutal, and it never leaves it's foot off the gas pedal for one second with an unforgiving, pedal to the metal onslaught filled with mad, frenzied technical riffs and leads, and deliciously ripping yet melodic and shredding solos that would even make the late, great Chuck Schuldiner mighty proud, plus a bludgeoning array of punishing, head pounding blast beats and ripping double bass slamming a plenty, and frequent time changes all lead by James Malone's venomous throat lacerating rasps. Now speaking of Malone, this guy is just an absolute genius, and his this album here definitely shows why. His guitar work here is absolutely fantastic, and not to mention his vocals are also awesome as well.Read more ›
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