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"Burial Ground" (Sampler)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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There are only three tracks with a total running time on this demo CD from Modesto, California's Burial Ground, but it's enough to tell you that the band is just different enough from other bands in the extreme metal / thrash genre to make them stand out.

What makes Burial Ground unique is the band's rhythms and percussion. The three songs on this demo (taken from the band's full-length album) all have a subtle tribal background that gives the music just enough flavor to be different, but not enough to turn it into something other than what it's supposed to be: kick-ass rock'n'roll.

The other aspects of the band and their sound are certainly strong enough but not necessarily fresh and original - which is to say that, without the originality of the 'tribal' sound - Burial Ground would certainly still be a successful thrash metal band. Add that dash of freshness, however, and Burial Ground becomes someone to sit up and take notice of.

We can't tell you how the rest of the CD sounds because ... well, we don't know. But if it holds up to the three songs on this demo, the band's full-length CD, "Born Into Extinction," will definitely be worth a listen.

Burial Ground: Andy Garcia - lead guitar; Chris Todd - lead vocals; Corey Fuentes - drums; Korey Keathley - bass guitar.

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Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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