BURY ME BREATHING - EP review added 18th March 2010
EP Review: Through Eyes Not Your Own EP (2010)
For fans of: Death Metal... and purple skies
Bury Me Breathing - John Paul Burns on vocals, Dustin Cox and JP Brooks on guitar, Art Hall on drums, and Chris Owens on bass - hail from Atlanta, Georgia.
Through Eyes Not Your Own, the band's debut EP, has a strong personality. It reminds me in places of Job For A Cowboy, Lamb Of God and various other death metal & deathcore bands, but there's a throbbing vein of originality too. They aren't afraid to throw in nods to prog, folk, hippy-chillout and more. There are occasional clean vocals throughout the album, but the majority of the record is full of JPB's demon-roars. He does the occasional swine-style vocal too, but all that does is make me want to eat bacon.
Track-wise, opener 'Out Of Your Depth' is the longest on the EP, but also the weakest. Some of the musicianship is superb, but it's just not that memorable. 'Aborted' has a superb underlying rhythm structure and some mean-ass riffs. The pig noises really are no-need though. 'Lulladie' starts softly...but don't let that fool you. The über-heavy bit just over halfway is f*cking superb. The longer 'Shadows Of Conception' again plods. The band definitely seem better at the swifter numbers. Final entry 'Atop Gallow's Hill' has a charismatic sound and closes the album in devilish style.
There's good and bad on this EP. Bury Me Breathing clearly have talent but it needs focus. Get these guys with a top death metal producer and sparks could fly!
Check out... The drumming. We like.
01. Out Of Your Depth
04. Shadows Of Conception
05. Atop Gallow's Hill
Artist's website(s): MySpace