Justice, in its broadest context, includes both the attainment of that which is just and the philosophical discussion of that which is just. The concept of justice is based on numerous fields, and many differing viewpoints and perspectives including the concepts of moral correctness based on law, equity, ethics, rationality, religion and fairness”
After several tours and over 130 shows on their all-time show list, the band is ready to be taking itself to a higher level with this brand new album. This time with a complete musical concept about the way things should be and the way they are not: Melodic metalcore with a message.
After being completely blown away by the metal genre, Tom en Michiel flung themselves entirely on their passion by founding the band in 2007. Less than 2 years later, in 2009, the band stated its potential by winning the Dutch edition of Metal Battle. In 2011 the band released its first debut album ‘Jumpers’, which Aardschok Magazine called “the best metalcore album coming from the Netherlands so far”. The song ‘Glacier of Tears’ made it to ‘Best Metal’ on the 22Tracks website. In the following year the band participated in ‘The Metal Expierence’ tour, powered by Jack Daniels and Large Popmerchandising. Since UNDAWN has done a great number of shows in- and outside The Netherlands, which included support slots for Textures and Soulfly.
With their energetic and explosive live shows, enthusiasm and lively stage presence, UNDAWN is mainly described by the crowd as fun to watch and a sight for sore eyes.
‘Justice is ...’ is the title of UNDAWN’s second album on which they sound more dynamic, aggressive and powerful than ever before. ‘Justice is..’ deals with the band’s viewpoints and perspectives within the context and contrasts of today’s society all wrapped up and packaged in their musical endeavours, where every song touches upon their personal outlook of what is just according to these young, thoughtful musicians.
The album contains 10 tracks, touching on personal experiences and observations, where they address the question of what justice is, in relation to the theme of the specific song. Probing the questions on whether ones way of life is just. Is there enough appreciation for ones loved ones, oneself and whatever else one deems important and is one able to balance this on the scale of what is just? How would one define justice before one is born into this world, without the context of the family, class, religion and the nation one will get to grow up in? It offers a challenge to answer this for oneself and to discover the thin line between what is just on an individual basis as opposed to what is just for the greater good.
‘Justice is..’ balances the listener between the anger and frustration when life isn’t treating us just and the things life offers one should appreciate and be grateful for.
Catch the guest vocals from SOILWORK’s Bjorn Strid on the song ‘Never Giving Up’!