After The Burial

An uninhibited eight-stringed dual barrage of frenetic riffs and dynamic chord progression is exactly what the crushing new AFTER THE BURIAL delivers withpinpoint precision. The highly acclaimed new album, In Dreams, is quickly going to raise the bar for all others within the metal genre as this group effectively unleashes a frenzy of jaw-dropping dual guitar dynamics that is backed by a captivating energy and groove resulting in an overall unrelenting output of punishment. This Minnesota quintet is hell-bent on forging their own unique path within the extreme metal genre and In Dreams proves that they are well on their way to that very goal.

Justin (guitars) states: "We've spent the last year putting all of our hard work into this album, and we can assure you that the intricate dynamics of In Dreams will satisfy your appetite for the crushing guitars, driving drums and powerful vocals you've come to expect from us."

AFTER THE BURIAL spent the winter of 2010 touring relentlessly across North America on the “December Decimation” tour. This group has something for everyone that pleases the tech nuts while providing an entertaining stage show that is sure to always get the metalcore kids into a violent frenzy. This is a band that thrives on the road and tours relentlessly across the world non-stop. This is an extreme metal hybrid that is a voracious assault on all the senses forcing your brain to fire on all cylinders in order to process the amount of material that is currently being pounded into your ears. This is thinking man's metal and it's not for the weak minded.

AFTER THE BURIAL's highly acclaimed sophomore album, Rareform, hinted at their true potential, but In Dreams brings all of their combined talents to fruition. The disc opens with a freight train of brutality and sheer brute force busting out at the seams and never lets up on the gas for a split second. Each track will keep you on your toes guessing what might possibly be next in this never-ending array of intensity. This is essentially a roller coaster of unconventionality, so strap yourself in tight and prepare for a wild ride.

Emmure

There’s little to be said about Emmure that wasn’t bestowed upon them with their first release, Goodbye to the Gallows. The band has kept its patented hellbrand of unbridled metal partnered with lyrics of revenge and issues with the opposite sex. What no one expected was that for one of the heaviest bands to blast Victory Records in recent years, things were about to get a lot weightier, and that was something to get people talking again.

Just over a year after the highly successful Gallows hit shelves, the world is at the mercy of Emmure once again. It’s with an almost-unspeakable sense of volatility that the band has stormed back in a warpath full of fresh topics that didn’t get their due on the first record. This new time bomb, The Respect Issue, is making up for lost time.

While the album is not Gallows part deux, Palmeri didn’t want to stray too far from the unhinged chaos and “uncompromising, brutal honesty” of the first album and those who connected with it. Guitarists Ben Lionetti and Jesse Ketive still shred with the same furor, Joe Lionetti bashes skins in a familiar urgency, and bassist Mark Davis lays down the foundation with seasoned precision. Now, the tracks are shrouded in a crushing wet blanket that takes The Respect Issue to a darker, yet more illuminating, level of metal advancement.

Just when one has the most notorious metal live acts out of Connecticut pegged, a curveball is thrown to keep fans wanting more. The mosh-drenched anthems provide a soundtrack for the most intense, unforgettable shows ever witnessed, and has been the integral part to Emmure’s rabid fan base. “If it weren’t for the great tours we’ve done, I don’t think we would have had even a fraction of the success we’ve had,” Palmeri said of jaunts with bands such as Darkest Hour, August Burns Red, and Misery Signals.

This much-anticipated record will not only meet the expectations of those craving it, but is the kind of metal record to draw in every kind of music aficionado. The movement Emmure started with Goodbye to the Gallows will not be repeated with The Respect Issue – it will be escalated. Say you heard of them last year, because their world domination is only a breakdown away.

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