Released July 16, 2007
Mark Unseen – Lead Vocals
Scott Unseen – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Tripp Underwood – Bass, Vocals
Jonny – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pat Melzard – Drums
1. Intro (The Brutal Truth)
2. Such Tragedy
3. At Point Break
4. Right Before Your Eyes
5. Torn and Shattered (Nothing Left)
6. Break Away
7. Let It Go
8. No Direction
9. In Your Place
10. Left For Dead
11. Step Inside…Take Your Life
12. Act the Part
13. Talking Bombs
I like the bulk of the Hellcat releases, but this one – not so much. A little too screamy.
Internal Salvation is the sixth full-length studio album from The Unseen. It was released on July 16, 2007 and is their second album released on Hellcat Records (a subsidiary label of Epitaph Records).
Whereas the themes of their previous album State of Discontent were heavily political, the lyrical themes of Internal Salvation focus on more personal and philosophical themes, as the album’s title suggests. Break Away is about breaking free of the destructive forces that shape the way we live, while Right Before Your Eyes suggests that the material world we value is disintegrating right in front of us.
Rating: * ** one out of three stars
On to the story . . .
Saturday morning my son and I went over to Lake Balboa in Encino. We were just going to hang out for an hour or so at the playground, then go back home.
So, we started at the jungle gym (why is it called that?), then walked along the lake and checked out the ducks. Somehow, while walking around we ended up at this stream that shoots off of the lake. We followed it until it ended by the Woodley Golf Course. Once there we found a trail that led down into a ravine that was, kind of, hidden behind trees, bushes and such.
Once the boy and I found a little opening we ducked into the clearing. We found a creek, but it was all dried up (thanks L.A. drought), but we did find lots of tagging (damn forest animals) and a few beer bottles and trash.
Once there I son wanted to go further. We climbed up a rather large mountain that seemed to be equal parts dirt and sand. My son was able to scurry up the slope like a sand crab. I on the other hand am not exactly light. So, I had to dig in with everything I had to avoid sliding down the side of said mountain.
Once over this hill we found a river. This one was full and moving fast. We stepped over stones and rocks to get to the other side. Midway over my son yells, “Hey Dad, check this out!” I look over and my boy is holding the jawbone of some type of animal. It’s about six inches long and the back hinge was about three to four inches tall with razor sharp teeth. My first reaction, as a dad, was, “Hey, put that down. You want kind of bacteria is on that?”
But fifteen minutes later I start thinking to myself that we should have kept it.
The rest of the day we spent trying to figure out what kind of animal the jaw was from. Finally, a short while before bed, my son had identified it on Wikipedia. It was most likely a possum.
It was fun, aside from discovering empty forties and the tagging of ancient civilizations.
Born Frustrated is coming, August 14, 2015: http://goo.gl/n9ofGb