Label: Seeing Red Records
Let’s go straight to business. Burn Scar is mind-blowing! This is their first album after the EP The King is Dead. This quartet is composed of the majority of the musicians that used to belong to another group called “La Fin du Monde” and they are based in California. These guys have a sound with light doom nuances with a progressive vibe that fits its purpose. The purpose is to rock your life on a miserable weekday, that is. It will spark energy from within our rotten souls. I can’t stop listening to it.
The intro song “Asger arisen” is the start I need. What I thought was “if this is how the album is going to be, I will be very happy”. And I was. I didn’t know I needed this, but I needed it so bad. A screechy growl that alternates with somewhat drunken moaning? This is awesome. Every time I listen to this song, I get blown away by the guitar work again. It has a variation in its flow, faster and slower, plus the power. This is some good prog stuff.
At work, I just stopped everything
“Cleanse of ire” has the doom and you might naively think that it’s going to be a slow one. And it blows as high towards the end. The transition to “Rudiger, his name is not important” (awesome title for a track by the way) is flawless.
To sum up, I felt like watching synchronized swimming in a heavy, powerful form. The musicians are incredibly skilled, the production has achieved the goal. Right now, I’m very eager to hear this guys live. I’m patiently waiting for a European tour and will be wherever I can to see them.
- Mike Crew – Bass
- Dan Elsen – Drums
- Chris Roberts – Guitar & Vocals
- Adam Scarborough – Guitar & Vocals