Unherz are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of hard rock and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Sturm Drang" which was released by Massacre Records.
Dark sounding synths which also bring a symphonic feeling to the recording and clean playing start off the album along with some melodic vocals after a few seconds which leads to a more hard, heavy and melodic direction which combines mainstream hard rock with metal and after awhile hair metal style guitar solos and leads are added into the bands musical style.
There is a great mixture between clean and heavy parts throughout the recording and after a few tracks the band brings in elements of punk rock and ska into their musical sound and the vocals also have a power metal feeling to them at times and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and they also bring in a couple of brief power ballads before returning back to a harder direction on the following tracks and as the album progresses the band also bring in a small amount of rockabilly elements and the last 2 songs are bonus live tracks.
Unherz create a very original sound with their music taking a melodic form of metal and mixing it with the energy of punk as well as the catchy structures of mainstream rock to create a sound of their own which is both old school and modern all at the same time, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover real life and rock'n'roll themes.
In my opinion Unherz are a very great sounding mixture of rock and metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Der fir Duch" "Ein Lied fur unsere Feinde" "Viva Rock'N'Roll" and "Minerva". 8 out of 10.