"Blacklisted" (Blue Pie; 2009)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Blacklisted" is an awesome CD. It's got a lot of elements of metal and hardcore mixed into it and the and result is surprisingly accessible for an album so intense and so heavy.

The vocals are mixed between clean and very rough but that's not all -- they are in fact multifaceted and aren't limited to just two: there are rough, clean, gruff, in-between; it basically goes all over the place but it works really well.

The band's machine-guns rhythms keep things pumping from beginning to end, and, again, the combo of those kind of rhythms with a varied collection of vocal styles enhances the entire CD.

"Blacklisted" keeps you hooked from beginning to end.

For more information, check out http://www.burningtheday.com

"In Fall She Sleeps" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann

What is the difference between good music and bad music? The answer is simple: perspective. And the music that my perspective tells me is killer is Burning The Day's "In Fall She Sleeps."

"In Fall She Sleeps" blew me away. Right from the very first cut, I found myself relating to what the band was dishing out. Hell, even if I wasn't interpreting the music correctly, I still found the entire project fascinating. 

The pure power that this band deploys is addictive and, when I listen to it, I feel good and strong and, in my opinion, that means the band has succeeded. 

I can't say more about this CD than I already have. "In Fall She Sleeps" is killer music with style and substance and the more I hear it, the better I like it. 

For more information, check out http://www.burningtheday.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.

Back to CD Reviews Home

Back to RoughEdge.com Home

Copyright 2011 by R. Scott Bolton. All rights reserved.
Revised: 11 Jun 2018 20:14:11 -0400.