NEW MUSIC FROM SWEDEN’S BURST ON THE WAY
Burst are a rare Swedish metal band that evaded the sensors of my supreme Swede-radar until recently when Andrew @ Aversionline wrote a quick bit about them. Burst are not your typical Swedish metal band — that is to say they aren’t melodic death metal — though they incorporate elements of that sound into their multi-pronged attack. Burst fall closer to the Refused side of the Swedish spectrum than anything, mixing punk-ish guitars with a metal sound and unique vocals that remind me a bit of Blindside’s Christian Lindskog. Doomier melodeath influences (like Insomnium or Daylight Dies) creep in here and there but for the most part the band stays aware from that sometimes over-saturated genre.
Watch the video for “The Immateria” below, from their 2005 album Origo. Burst is currently in the studio recording for a 2008 release on Relapse Records.
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