Here’s a question for you all: can an album be both politically charged and down right fun? The answer? Why, yes of course. It’s been done in the past (I.e., most thrash/hardcore/crossover albums from the 80’s) and it was done again in 2011 with Fallen Man’s fifth full length album Burn.
Fallen Man have a tweaked vibe that’s pretty much all their own (it was perfected in their last album, Mercenaries) yet their sound resembles facets from other bands: there’s a little bit of newer Samael, older Mushroomhead and a heavy Ministry influence lurking within the eight bloodstained tracks of Burn.
The tag up top classifies this band/album as a Death/Thrash/Industrial deal. I guess I should clarify that there a ton of speedy riffs, a shitload of blast beats (that never seem overused somehow) and chasm scrapping low-low death growls throughout this album. And as I’ve said earlier, there’s a huge Ministry influence here. I shouldn’t have to say much else to slate the interest of all the industrialphiles out there.
And yes, the heavy industrial tones may take a tiny bit away from that fun factor that I mentioned earlier, but not enough to the point where Burn wouldn’t rock your fucking socks off at a spirituous party… it really is a sight to behold when a whole room full of drunken idiots are screaming at the top of their lungs, “BURN! Dunnunununununun BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!”
Overall: I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Fallen Man have FINALLY lived up to their full potential that I saw in these guys all those years ago! A million times, YES!
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