burn Do Or Die (LP, £17.50)label: Deathwish Inc.
Led by vocalist Chaka Malik and guitarist Gavin Van Vlack, Burn are responsible for pushing the boundaries of hardcore since their inception in 1990. Appealing to different generations of heavy music listeners in their own unique way, they reactivated in 2015 playing festivals in the U.S. and Europe. Burn later supported Bane on their farewell tour, as well as Deftones for a number of U.S. shows. After an EP release on the Bridge 9 label, the lineup was rounded out by the incredible rhythm section of Tyler Krupsky on bass and Abbas Muhammad on drums. Do Or Die is the highly anticipated new album from Burn. The album was engineered by Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City Studios and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth). As a whole this 10 song album is a melding of infectious melody, hook laden groove, and raw hardcore emotion. An invigorating modernisation and continuation down the path these visionaries forged alone two decades earlier. Track Listing 1. Fate 2. Ill Together 3. Flame 4. Beauty 5. Dead Identity 6. Do or Die 7. Last Great Sea 8. New Morality 9. Unfuck Yourself 10. Climb Out
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