BURIAL


"Enlightened With Pain" (Lost Disciple Records; 2000)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Burial are classic American death metal and - wouldn't you know it? - these guys really lay the brutality out for the metal masses. Metal's typical excesses are cut to the bare bone on "Enlightened With Pain"; as such, Burial can be considered throwbacks to the days of death metal when Cannibal Corpse were pioneering the American death metal sound.

Although Burial doesn't really break new ground, their hyper-speed, linear single note sections jut against neck-breaking riffs in consistent fashion. Burial's vocals are lower than low - these guttural growls are enough to summon the spirits of the dearly departed. 

"Disfigured In Flames" is the highlight track and it has made its way onto many a compilation CD to stand the test against other death metal acts. No doubt "Disfigured In Flames" helps Burial stand a notch or two above the death metal crowd.

The production on "Enlightened With Pain" is pretty good for a death metal act. 

If you dig Cannibal Corpse you will love Burial. 

For more information visit http://www.lostdisciple.com


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 


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