Unearth has some impressive staying power in a genre that's notorious for its revolving door. The Massachusetts-based metalcore band formed in 1998, right as that new wave of American heavy metal was starting to take hold — alongside bands like Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, and Trivium — and have stayed fairly consistent across five studio albums of bashing machine gun drums, and chugging heavy, melodic riffs. On October 28, Unearth will release its sixth studio album, "Watchers of Rule," and the debut single, "The Swarm," shows the band still has that same unwavering, in-your-face style after all these years.
Unearth will perform with Darkest Hour; Carnifex; I, the Breather; and Black Crown Initiate on Friday, October 17, at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 7 p.m. $22-$25. Themontagemusichall.com; unearth.tv.