Saturday, November 7, 2009
Unashamed was sadly only together from about 1994 until 1996. Hailing from Orange County, CA, Unashamed played more of an East Coast hardcore sound than West Coast, similar to the sound of bands like Warzone and 25 Ta Life (saw that comparison on their Wikipedia, pretty much the only bands I can even think of). Along with their very definitive hardcore sound, Unashamed brought extremely forthcoming spiritual lyrics, making them one of the forefathers of the "spirit-filled hardcore" sound. They only released two records, full length record, Silence, in 1994, and a full length, Reflection, in 1996. Both records are amazing, even if you're not into Christian hardcore. One defining cool thing Unashamed did was cover Rich Mullins' "Awesome God" on their second record, Reflection. It has been announced that Unashamed has reformed and will be playing and recording. One set date seems to be January 8th, next year, at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. Check out my previous post about it and their official MySpace page.
Reflection (1996 - Tooth & Nail Records)
Silence (1994 - Tooth & Nail Records)