Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crunch Time: Burnt By The Sun

"...like peas and carrots."
It's Crunch Time people! Yes, here comes yet another gushing rant where I pine over one of my favorite Metal riffs. Today's installment features the criminally underrated Metalcore heroes, Burnt By The Sun. Puzzled. That was my initial reaction to this band after first seeing this video. What was that? Loud and angry, yet eerily reserved. The singer looks "normal" yet sounds like some kind of punk rock/bull dog hybrid. The drummer is blasting with one foot? Is this grindcore? Why do the guitars sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd?! A thousand thoughts raced through my head after seeing the video for "Forlani," the most important being that, I liked this. A liked this A LOT. Years later, after Burnt By The Sun broke up in 2004, reunited and broke up again in 2009 I still always come back to the hauntingly awesome guitar intro that becomes drilled into your skull through repetition as the song unfolds. It's only three seconds long but has ruled my life for years. Check it out:




Thats the stuff! Damn that little thrashy ending gets nasty doesn't it? Dave Witte's cymbal chokes at the end are the icing on the cake for me. Anyways, Hope you enjoyed this piece of Crunch Time. If you're interested in more of Burnt By The Sun's off kilter metal/hardcore jams try their 2003 album The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good. Bonus points for the Voltaire reference.

22 comments:

  1. i like the constant tempo changes, they've got a unique style. you're right bout the intro too!

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  2. good stuff, I like the crunch time

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  3. heard it for the first time... actually pretty good

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  4. It's too early to be drunk enough to listen to that.

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  5. nice :) made me feel a bit better to hear something like that!

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  6. Not a massive fan of metal but supportin' as usual bro.

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  7. Holy crap this is awesome music!

    It is so mixed up, I'd hate to put a label on it.

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  8. i like it. its like thrash but with like a spaghetti western kick to it with those guitars. awesome post.

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  9. They remind me a bit of Mastodon :D

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