I BET THE DUDES IN BURY YOUR DEAD WERE THOSE KIDS WHO COULD NEVER EAT THEIR DINNER BEFORE THEIR DESSERT
Here’s what’s funny about Bury Your Dead: they clearly really, really, really love breakdowns, see songs only as an excuse to get to the breakdown, and therefore have decided to write songs that are 99.9% breakdowns. Seriously. Not like, a couple of breakdowns a song. Like, every single section of every song is just a new breakdown.
Take “Wombdisease,” the excellently titled new track the band just posted on their MySpace page. After a Faith No More-ish intro that dances dangerously close to being nu-metal, the song hits its first breakdown at the 24 second mark, starts a slight variation on that breakdown at the 41 second mark, hits it’s first “real,” vocal-free breakdown at the 56 second mark, then returns to its initial breakdown-riff right around 1:12. Then, at 1:26, guess what happens? There’s a breakdown! Then, at 2:02, it presents the fourth incarnation of the original breakdown. Finally, at 3:20, the song presents its final breakdown, which lasts a mere twenty fucking seconds.
Here’s the video for “House of Straw,” from their last album, entitled – wait for it – Beauty and THE MOTHERFUCKING BREAKDOWN*.
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*I may have added the “motherfucking” part.