01. On The Other Side
03. The End Is Near
05. You Can Never Go Home
06. Dead Weight Falls
07. Force Fed
08. Social Damage
09. Waste Of Time
10. Hit And Run
11. We Are All That We Have
12. Flames Have Destroyed
13. Final Execution (Armageddon)
State of Discontent
The Unseen bring an "old school" vibe with new school fury on the State Of Discontent album! Songs like "Scream Out" and "You Can Never Go Home" call back to the streets of Boston and it's legendary punk rock scene - where this band happened to grow up.
The Unseen are one of the most talented punk bands around and regardless of your tastes, State Of Discontent is sure to have something to make you want to put your foot through something!
State of Discontent
Tripp: Bass, Vocals
Mark: Lead Vocals
Pat Melzard: Drums
Additional help on this recording:
Ian Galloway Rhythm Guitar on Dead Weight Falls
Mike Kadomiya Rhythm Guitar on Hit and Run, Final Execution, Weapons.
Cello and Viola on Otherside by Laura Casey
Guest Vocals on All We Have by Lars Frederiksen
Guest Vocals on Paint it Black by Dicky Barret.
Produced by Ken Casey
Recorded at the Outpost Dec 5 -- Dec 25, 2004
Otherside, Scream Out, Flames and Ends Near mixed by Jim Siegel.
Everything else mixed by Brett Gurewitz at Steakhouse in Jan 05.
John Silas Cranfield assisted Mr. Brett.
Mastered at Oasis Mastering by Gene Grimaldi
Paint it Black written by Jagger + Richards
Published by ABKCO Music Inc. (BMI).
Design Nick Pritchard, Metrosea.com
Band Photos Jeremy Saffer, JeremySaffer.com
Live Photo March Bacontowne
Mark uses First Act Mikes
Scott rocks First Act guitars and strings
Tripp plays Ampeg Amps, First Act Strings
Pat uses a wicked beat up Drum Set.
Someone hook the guy up!
The following are choice individuals:
Chris Lasalle, Brett Gurewitz, Dave Sloan, Tim Armstrong, Ken Casey for making this possible, Rufio, Nick at Epitaph, Warren Trouble, Valerie, The Throat, Big Mike, Ian Galloway, Slacks, Bill Brown, BYO Records, The Machete Crew, Ian McFarland, Killswitch, Amy and Stormy at Leave Home, Everyone at Epitaph and Hell-Cat, A-F Records, Sarah, Chainsaw + the Side Effects, Global Threat, Pitchfork, Kung-Fu, BigJ at Brand New Age (Oi Brother), The Casualties, State Control, Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, The Disasters, Jamey Jasta, Hatebreed and their whole crew, Bouncing Souls, Rob Lind and Ramallah, Dropkick Murphys, Blood for Blood, Team V, The Ducky Boys, Career Soldiers, Pistol Grip, The Forgotten, Ron Martinez, Marge and Tyler at Do It Booking, Rancid, Brain Failure, Marc the Kid Orrel, Strike Anywhere, Ringworm, Kevin + everyone at Warped, Paul Russo, YOB, Matt Bedford, Avenged Sevenfold, Suicide Machines, Western Waste, F-, Lars for the vox, Fat Mike, Kelley and the First Act crew, Marck Bacontowne, Greg "Sickboy" Dixion, Silas, The Sullivans, Everyone at Mr. Music for all their help, Erika Daking, Mighty, Joe Steinbrick, Craig Fairbaugh for the crashpad, Avail, Billie Jo, Anthony Modano, Bob and the Ghouls, No Peace at All, and anyone we forgot, Sorry!
Matt Kelly, Lars Frederiksen, James Lynch, Rufio, Ian Galloway, The Captain Billy Brown, Ken Casey, Mark, Tripp.
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US Rel. Date: 05/10/2005
EU Rel. Date: 05/09/2005
Despite leaving the basement relatively recently, The Unseen have always commanded a ferociously confident sound, mixing the unhinged vocal fury of the East Coast hardcore greats with the anarchic rowdiness of a Huntington Beach kegger. State of Discontent, the band’s fourth full-length and first for Tim Armstrong’s Hellcat label, spits in your face like NYHC legends Agnostic Front, then works the kidneys with burly guitar riffs more akin to bruising left-coasters like T.S.O.L. “It’s great to go crazy, to let out all that pent-up anger,” says Mark. “If I wasn’t in a band, I’d probably have to take a martial art or do dirt-bike racing or something.”
Many punk luminaries got behind the band’s new album. Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz lent his considerable mixing skills to the 14 blistering tracks, while Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett delivered vocal cameos. “It’s kind of weird,” Mark says of working with such talent. “Everyone used to avoid us like the plague.”
Average Fan Rating: 4.82