Burning Skies - Greed.filth.abuse.corruption
This is the Bristol, UK extreme metal outfit's 2nd release under Lifeforce records. Burning Skies have been at it for more than a few years now. Greed.Filth.Abuse.Corruption is an extremely straight-forward dose of classic death/grind-influenced extreme modern metal, which would fit in snug to collections of fans of Lamb Of God, Slayer, or The Red Chord.
What Burning Skies do best is taking strides to add variety to their rather basic and unfortunately bland metal; melodic guitar interludes, sudden tempo shifts and rhythms of both harmony and disharmony abound. It's simply that the sound they're coming with has been worn down to a nub in this day and age, and without anything really concrete to stand out on, Greed.Filth.Abuse.Corruption will probably float down that lonely highway of middle-of-the-road warriors. I can imagine them putting on a hell of a live show, though.
Don't get me wrong, this album isn't terrible at all. It's just very formulatic, the riffing very inspired by the likes of hundreds to come before, the beats all solid but again coming from a place any extreme metal fan is going to be familiar with. No song really stands out for me, but as a whole the album is basically a good listen, so I can't take much more away from Burning Skies. If you're looking for another dose of modern technical death metal, GFAC might be the place to turn.
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