The Haunted Give New Album Boring Title

The Haunted

I feel like The Haunted missed out on a real opportunity here, but then again, what else is new? I mean, they could have gone big with the title of their new record…lots of menacing words, strung together in a way that makes something of a statement. But no…they name their new one Unseen.

The Haunted have never really had good album titles. Versus. Revolver; yeah, I know that’s not how they spelled it, but I don’t do that weird lower-case, upper-case-in-the-middle-of-a-fucking-word bullshit that they did…not on my watch, dudes. I did like Made Me Do It. That was a good title. But The Dead Eye was nothing if not meh.

I know a lot of people who’ll be calling this record Unheard, as a joke, and that’s funny and all. But really, unless someone I trust tells me this thing is the second coming of The Haunted, it will be unheard by me. That last record was pure shit.

But for those who want Unseen, the record comes out sometime in March, and leader Peter Dolving posted this statement on Facebook: “So the work’s done. We hope to pour music and inspiration into your heads. The record is called Unseen and will be hitting stores in March 2011. We spent a month and a half with Tue Madsen, who brought out the best in everyone and did an incredible job mixing. Pretty much that’s it right now folks.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Patrick-Doring/100001173260735 Mark-Patrick Döring

    they should go back to that revolver sound. and yes, album title is boring…

  • T Casey

    Everyone’s a critic… What was your last album called Chris? And while we’re at it, The Haunted exhibited some large brass balls by recording their last album (which I thought was awesome) live in the studio, not one of these laboriously pieced together set of tracks with three layered vocals… I challenge you to do the same. Despite the fact that my initial reverence for The Haunted demanded blood for your unfounded criticism, it does seem you have some sense with your apparent worship of Devin Townsend… So, lets agree to disagree on the former topic, and get giddy about the latter’s forthcoming release of Ghost.

  • T Casey

    Everyone’s a critic… What was your last album called Chris? And while we’re at it, The Haunted exhibited some large brass balls by recording their last album (which I thought was awesome) live in the studio, not one of these laboriously pieced together set of tracks with three layered vocals… I challenge you to do the same. Despite the fact that my initial reverence for The Haunted demanded blood for your unfounded criticism, it does seem you have some sense with your apparent worship of Devin Townsend… So, lets agree to disagree on the former topic, and get giddy about the latter’s forthcoming release of Ghost.