Burn In Silence - "Angel Maker" (CD)
"Angel Maker" track listing:
1. Lines From An Epitaph
3. The Age In Which Tomorrow Brings
4. Embrace The Plague
5. Primal Human Pain
6. Angel Maker
7. Judging Hope
8. Well Adjusted
9. Watching Dead Leaves Fall
10. World of Regret
Reviewed by MindSlavor on August 9, 2006
With the current industry set to copy everything that gains popularity and ignore pure talent, it's nice to see a band like Burn In Silence break the scene. Burn In Silence's recent Prosthetic Records debut, "Angel Maker," is completley masterful from the opening aggression of "Lines From An Epitah" to the thrashy "World Of Regret." The entire album shows the bands' current talent to mesh their sounds together in a raw metal kick in the nuts.
At first it sounds like just another metalcore band trying to breach the scene, but Burn In Silence is so much more. The band seems to center around using a melody-like chorus for most of their songs, making them catchy in a welcome way. Doing so differentiates them from the continuous screaming and bland singing of most modern metalcore albums. One of the most unique features of the band is their ability to mesh a modern keyboard sound into a hardcore, grinding album.
"Angel Maker" is without a doubt one of the most consistantly hard albums I've heard in a while. The album starts out strong and finishes with a relentless accuracy. Chris Harrel does an excellent job on vocals throughout the entire album, adding mixtures of death, thrash, core, and a subtle presence of emo. It's a wild range of impressive vocals backed by the excellent playing ability of the rest of the band making it quite impressive. It's not often you see a new band with all of its members on the same page. Burn In Silence shows you the direction they are going in, then switches it without losing a single key.
I would recommend this band for fans of Lamb of God, Bury Your Dead and other fans of the current direction the new wave of metal is breaching. I expect to see great things from Burn In Silence both in future albums and on tour.
Highs: The uptempo play of the band backed by a range of vocals
Lows: As the band's first album, there are some minor flaws
Bottom line: A great album that screams aggression from beginning to end
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