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BURY TOMORROW RUNES REVIEW 2014

 

BURY TOMORROW - RUNES

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

MAY 23 2014

 

 

Touted as being the best Metalcore band in the UK today is a tag that sees Bury Tomorrow up against some stiff competition as the UK has some hot bands in that genre at the moment, but you know what? Listening to ‘Runes’ the critics just might be right.

 

Following on where the impressive ‘The Union of Crowns’ left off, ‘Runes’ delivers with punch from the off with ‘Man on Fire’ a simply breathtaking demonstration of all that is good about the genre that is often maligned as being uninventive and overly formulaic.

 

If you want to sample the best of what ‘Runes’ has to offer just play it start to finish, because while you will undoubtedly have favourites, this is as lean as it comes, all muscle and no filler…

 

If you want soaring eighties Hard Rock melodies built on the back of some huge riffs then guitarist Jason Cameron’s voice soars, whilst frontman Daniel’s roars have the sort of power few in the genre can muster.

 

Check out our favourites: ‘Man on Fire’; ‘Of Glory’ and the stunning ‘Darker Water’ if you want to know what the fuss is all about, but in truth there’s so much quality here you could start anywhere.

 

Touring so intensely over the last couple of years has obviously taught Bury Tomorrow a lot, and on ‘Runes’ they find a sound that is really the culmination of all that has come before – a sound that relies as much on the light as it does the dark and beautifully balances bludgeoning power with melody. In short it is a sound that makes them stand out from the flock.

 

2014 looks like being the year these guys take that big leap.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

BURY TOMORROW RUNES REVIEW 2014