Burial In The Sky‘s third full length The Consumed Self is an absolute beast of progressive and technical death metal that easily stands out from the crowd with its clarity, punch, and originality. And, it blasts past their last two albums even though both of those were no slouches. This one is the culmination of all their hard work to date and should, by all accounts, make them household names for any fan of the extreme spectrum of metal. With that said, head inside for an in depth discussion via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.Continue reading
It feels like a decade ago, but back in November of 2016 I reviewed my first record for Nine Circles, the debut full length from Pennsylvania’s progressive/technical metal outfit Burial in the Sky. In that time I’ve (hopefully) grown in my ability to convey a sense of what to expect with a given release, mirroring the sense of growth and experimentation the band seemingly underwent that resulted in sophomore effort Creatio Et Hominus. The album finds a new iteration of the band further stepping away from pure technical death metal to encompass more space and open passages, achieving in their best moments a sense of expansiveness and invention that continues to set them apart from their peers. Continue reading
In a world where multi-adjective sub genres are multiplying like, well…sub genres (“Hey! Check out my new porno-grind-tech-ambient-electro-doom band! It djents!”) you can forgive the alarm bells when you read about a band straddling the line between progressive and technical death metal. Am I getting a quintillion notes at 260 bpm over a drum that sounds like ADHD pencil tapping? Or am I just getting some keyboards? Somewhere between the two lie an ideal, and debut full length Persistence of Thought by Pennsylvania’s Burial in the Sky nails it, exercising restraint and emphasizing melody without sacrificing the ridiculous chops that are par for the course with this music.