Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Barn Burner-Bangers II: Scum of the Earth

Metal Blade Records

Montreal, Quebec, Canada natives Barn Burner are an odd entity. Sounding like the unholy union of Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and any/all crossover band of your choosing (C.O.C., D.R.I. or S.O.D. would be good calls) Barn Burner create such heavy end and wicked fuzz/metal/thrash its amazing their speakers don't melt! It's weird how a band who sound so modern in their metal approach can also sound as if they have been pulled right out of the seventies. Having only heard Barn Burner's debut in passing I must say that Bangers II: Scum of the Earth oozes with enough doom to appeal to sludge fans who sit outside the lines while still pulling in those Gwar/Valient Thor loving freaks. I don't recall their first disc being colored so much outside the lines of traditional metal as this one. Here you have a wall of sound built to destroy everything it lays it evil eyes one. Honestly I can say without hesitation that Barn Burner march to the beat of their own drummer. The march might be straight to hell from the sound of it. Worthwhile indeed Barn Burner might turn some heads with this one!


Blogger The Klepto said...

Another album already? I loved their debut, but I didn't expect anything for some time. I'll have to check it out

8:09 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

I need to re-discover their debut album becuase this one is some fuzzed out stoner thrash!

8:36 AM  

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