Unlocking The Truth
It recently came to my attention that there exists a basement in Flatbush Brooklyn. This basement could quite possibly become hallowed ground for future generations of Metal enthusiasts. Why? Because in this basement three 12-year-old-African-American kids (actually one’s still 11) have eschewed the music of their peers and embraced death metal. They are Unlocking the Truth, and they are a heavy metal trio composed of three seventh graders, Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins.
I was convinced that the future of metal was doomed. Every art form has its golden period and then slumps back into the shadows, unable to compete with the previous genius. With the mainstream media locked in an endless circle jerk with hip hop and commercial pop, where is the next generation going to draw their influences? Rock and Metal is doomed. Or so I thought! But then three kids from the streets of Brooklyn have knocked this notion right out of my head with their brand of melodic metal. And, to me, this is a sign that all is right in the world.
Turns out I was a little late to the Unlocking the Truth party, these kids have been blowing the internet up with their savagery. I originally learned of Unlocking The Truth here. The boys of Unlocking The Truth weren’t brainwashed by current pop culture instead fell in love with metal.Their music is honest; not at all contrived. You can not fake great metal. They clearly are not a novelty act forced on by stage parents, these kids can play. Malcom’s lead has some serious chops. Unlocking the Truth is clearly meant to be. It’s as if the boys are old souls channeling music from some weird metal power pulled from the ether.