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Burning Inside - The Eve Of The Entities (9/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Crash Music Inc
Playing time: 44:06
Band homepage: -


  1. Words Of Wyndham (intro)
  2. The Eve Of The Entities
  3. My Own
  4. The Unknown
  5. Masque
  6. Engulfed In Flames
  7. The Valley Of Unrest
  8. Blind To All That Exist
  9. Chapters Of Youth
  10. Drained Of Essence
  11. Everlasting Sleep
Burning Inside - The Eve Of The Entities
I am quite amazed that this band has not attracted more attention with this album. The fact that it features Richard Christy (DEATH/CONTROL DENIED/DEMONS & WIZARDS/ICED EARTH) pounding the skins should turn some heads. And upon the opening seconds of the title-track, your fucking head will SPIN. The quintessential spastic drum-frenzy of Christy goes into full-effect, and of course, he rarely lets up from there, decorating even the most basic of Death Metal-riffs with anything he can seemingly reach on his drumkit. Were it not for the drumming, this band would not be the juggernaut it turns out to be, it simply would not be BURNING INSIDE...

The riffs and vocals are pretty standard Floridian Death Metal with some progressive influences ala CYNIC or WATCHTOWER, nothing earth-shattering, but well-composed Death Metal nonetheless. The production is very clear, but retains a rawness that makes it very easy to get into, whereas certain overproduced Death Metal-albums tend to get redundant sounding from song to song. Other incredible songs include "The Unknown", "Masque", and the killer "Blind To All That Exist", where Christy's choppy, out-of-time drum frenzies coat the riffs like an impermeable armour of STEEL. He throws in lots of grinding, too, with lots of totally nutty cymbal/drum-combinations that make the riffs dive and soar, and which didn't work as well for DEATH in my opinion, but for BURNING INSIDE it works wonders! All you Death Metal-maniacs who thought you'd heard it all, get this mofo NOW, your death depends on it!

Gabriel Gose

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