Power of Metal.dk Review

Burial Ground
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 28 April, 2014
Playing time: 47:20

I have to confess that I haven't been following this band since their 1993 release 'Sublime Dementia'. I remember them being a rather technical death metal band, a bit playing in the style Death did on their 'Human' album.

This new work is a little less technical and sounds rather modern. Sometimes reminding of their country fellowband Gojira, but there are also songs with more groove, the way a band like Gorefest used to have. Track 3, 5, and 7 have a more groovy (read Gorefest) and rock approach whilst the others are more plain modern death metal tracks with an old school base. Another band that I hear at times is Amon Amarth especially because of the grunting vocals in combination with the mid-tempo death parts. When the tempo slows down even more, like in "The Void", the band Paradise Lost makes their entrance. "The Path" is one of the heaviest and fastest songs on the album and the strange howling guitars do the rest.

These Frenchmen surprise me with a variable album in which old meets new and with a certain groove that will please a lot, I think.

01. A Bloody Oath
Darkness will Abide
Ascending Straight in Circle
Soothing Torments
From Dried Bones
I Reach the Sun
Abstract God
The Void
09. The Path
10. The Bird (bonus)
Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 28 April, 2014
Website: www.loudblast.org