Burden of Life
In the Wake of My Demise
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: September 10th 2010
Playing time: 17:50

This German 5-piece was founded in the summer of 2003 and after 2 full-length albums; they released this EP in September. I have to say that I can appreciate the music they play. Not the most original stuff, but they certainly bring high quality. The most interesting thing about this band is their use of the keyboards. The melodic lines and ideas make them just a little better than average.

The vocals of Christian Kotterl are harsh and very normal for this genre. Besides the melodic keyboards, the guitar parts are also very melodic and well played, in a Children of Bodom kind of way. Fans of this band, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames will like this stuff. The production of this EP is good and for only 3 Euro's (sending costs excluded) it can be yours.

If you like melodic death metal with atmospheric keyboards and harsh vocals, take a listen.


01. Your Ruin, My Relief

02. Breathing the Soil

03. Behold A Burning Soul

04. In the Wake of My Demise

Label: Independent
Promotion: contact@burdenoflife.de
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: December 15th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/burdenoflifemetal