Buried in Black
Black Death
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 6 June, 2011
Playing time: 41:31

There are artists that can reproduce a painting perfectly, but when they have to create something themselves, they have no fantasy and paint a boring panorama. This German death metal band debuts with an album that sticks on the safe side and lacks fantasy and inspiration. For death metal it all sounds too perfect and too smooth. The combination of old school death/thrash riffs and screaming/grunting are far from exciting. Ron Brunke has a very average voice and does sound a bit forced in stead of natural.

Another thing I have to comment on is the weak mix. The guitar solo's on the album are mixed too far in the background, I have no idea if they have done it on purpose, but I don't like it. Is this a bad album? No, but I miss the brutality of a real death metal band, sometimes the band reminds me of Morgoth or Disbelief. If you like clean produced death metal, you will certainly like this. I prefer the somewhat more brutal and more aggressive death metal.

Keywords for this album: average, medium, poor, mediocre, feeble, not bad, not very good, middling, so-so.


01. The Bait
02. Parasite's Paradise
03. 7.405.926
04. One Life Left
05. A Vast Hereafter
06. Lest We Forget
07. Act of Caprice
08. Godseed
09. Violand
10. One Ate Seven

Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 5 June, 2011
Website: www.buriedinblack.de