Lights and Perfections by The Burial (Facedown Records)
For a slab of sheer technical metal brilliance, Lights And Perfections by The Burial is a dynamic endeavor well worth seeking out. Fans of acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder and The Faceless are sure to be intrigued by the skillful extreme artistry The Burial unearths. The super intensive music is matched superbly with the hard hitting lyrical content. Leaving a lasting impression, Lights and Perfections is another sure fire hit from the folks at Facedown Records. Based out of South Bend, Indiana, The Burial’s thrilling musical progressions could definitely raise the dead with their sheer vibrancy.
The assault to the senses commences with the mighty Lights, sending the listener into a thrashing stratosphere of rigorous sound. “Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in these bones,” the lyrics convey with a sense of urgency in Apathy and Petition, complete with a breakneck rhythm section that will leave you exhilarated and exhausted!
“Where can value by found?’ is the question on the driving Pearls; The Frailty Of Matter that comes crashing towards the listener with crucial lyrics and relentless musical precision in tow. Salt And Wrath is a standout track, showing just how diverse and empowering The Burial experience can be. Seed then launches the album into hyper overdrive, a potent ministry song that will make you want to praise as well as dive headfirst into the nearest mosh pit.
Wisdom; The Gateway of Liberty is another highlight, where the worship lyrics and brutal melodies mesh together with wondrously ferocious results. Sight And Sensation continues the machine gun dynamics of the music, followed by the mesmerizing strains of Shackle And Embers. And then driving it all home with a vengeance is the magnificent Perfections, where the lyrics exalt, “In man did we so perish, in Christ we live again.”
Lights And Perfections by The Burial is a powerful testament to faith and devotion, complete with a fiery metal soundtrack that will stun and inspire all who give a good listen. Be sure to follow the thought provoking lyrics for maximum impact. Produced with imagination and flair by Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome! Recording Studio (For Today, A Plea For Purging Battlecross), Lights And Perfections is sure to gain The Burial a massive amount of respect and recognition throughout the metal community at large. The outstanding musicianship is courtesy of Elisha Mullins on vocals and guitar, Todd Hatfield on guitar, Jake Neece on bass, and Kaleb Luebchow on drums. The always-imaginative Dave Quiggle contributes the magnificently cosmic artwork.
(Review by Kenneth Morton)
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