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Soundtrack To The Personal Revolution [CD]

Burnt by the Sun Audio CD
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"This is one band that has arrived to cremate the genre in a brisk, blazing, white hot atomic shockwave of wide-eyed acceleration." - Metal Maniacs

BURNT BY THE SUN formed in November '99 by longtime friends David Witte (DISCORDANCE AXIS, ex-HUMAN REMAINS) and John Adubato. The duo began piecing material together and soon after invited former ENDEAVOR vocalist ... Read more in Amazon's Burnt by the Sun Store

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  • Audio CD (1 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • ASIN: B00005UF25
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Mortimer 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chalenging, original and excellent. 26 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Burnt by the Sun successfully combine elements of grindcore with Dillinger Escape Plan's talent for erratic songstructuring, to create an album that is both techinically proficient and brutally aggressive.
The band differ from Dillinger, in that they do not bludgeon the listener with schizoprehnic riffing but almost coerce the listener into their violent compositions, through its fantastic tempo changes. Opener "Dracula with Glasses" shifts from groove based hardcore to blast beats, then to traditional rock timings, before launching into the roaring second track.
At times the sound is nothing short of ferocious, as drummer David Witte reels off awesome rhythms, whilst guitars and bass provide caustic riffs. All the while "vocal machine" Mike Olender attempts to emphasise his guttural vocals through alternatively roaring and screaming. I once heard him described as sounding like a dinosaur and I have to admit, its a pretty accurate description.
Tieing in with the album's title, the inlay card features stylish imagery of film spools and contains quotes from films that provide an introduction to the meaning of the lyrics. Olender's lyrics also display an intelligence and humour not usually assosciated with music of this nature, as he deals with themes similar to those explored in Fight Club - the drudgery of modern existence, the dominance of capitalism and a desire to achieve a lifestyle revolution.
With a fantastic production from Matt Bayles (ISIS, Pearl Jam), an exceptional level of creative talent (2 band members were in the influential Human Remains), and an excellent layout and design, I would recommnend "Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution" to the listener who likes their metal extreme and challenging, be they a fan of noise-core, grind or death metal.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a fine album 10 July 2007
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Burnt by the sun were,were no more a band and now are a band again if you catch my drift,they are another one of the long list of bands that have reformed for whatever reason to see what they can do in this age,this debut album from 2002 shows a band that lean on many bands sound and create an album that while nothing new is interesting and at times exciting.
The band fuse mathcore with slight elements of grind,the band are heavily influenced by bands like meshuggah and dillinger escape plan but their sound has influenced others including a life once lost and maybe even latter day dillinger escape plan which may sound strange but im talking about the vocal style of the latest dillinger vocalist greg puciato.
The finest mathcore album of all time in my opinion is miss machine by the dillinger escape plan and all compares to that and this album cant really walk along side that without being intimidated but for all of that this film themed album contains some cracking songs such as 'dracula with glasses','shooter mcgavin' and the sublime 'mortimer'.All in all i find this album good and worthy of 3.5 out of 5,lets see what burnt by the sun in 2007 can now do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars soundtrack to my life 15 April 2003
By "atreyu9x" - Published on
Format:Audio CD
burnt by the sun is back with their latest effort for relapse records, titled "soundtrack to the personal revolution". this record, in my own opinion, is that burnt by the sun bring us a heavier, much more technical record this time around then their deubt e.p. for relapse. the music on this record can be described in one word. that word is amazing. this record owns. end of story. produced by matt bayles, i feel that this record is flawless. each song is a work of art in my opinion. the first song, "dracula with glasses" is brutal. it starts off with crunchy, heavy guitars, heart stopping drums and killer vocals. after listening to this record many, many times i still often sit and wonder how mike olender doesn't lose his voice night after night of screaming the way that he does on this record. needless to say, he's a very [angry] man on this record. his lyrics are incredible, reading them makes you open your eyes to what is going around all around us. after all, mike is a very consciencous guy when it comes to addressing issues that are in the news every day. the lyrics and the music seem to fit perfectly so i won't argue with the lyrical content of this record. anyway, back to the music. as the record continues on, it gets better and better. each song has it's fair share of technical, dillinger-esque guitar riffs, precise double bass pedal, deep gutteral, brutal vocals and beautiful bass lines. this is definately a record that everyone must own if they are a fan of intense, heavy music. some other notable tracks on this record include: "dow jones and the temple of doom", "boston tea bag party", "mortimer", "famke", and "rebecca" just to name a few. the record closes with the instrumental "rebecca". all i can say about this song is that is it beautiful. there's nothing else that could be added to that song which would make it better then it already is. it's that good. alright, so i'm a sucker for the nice melodic outro's to records. sue me. seriously, this record is incredible. you need this cd. you need to see this band live, they will blow you away. they are incredible. i love this band. so should you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Shock And Awe 14 Oct 2003
By purerockfury - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I didn't like Endeavor. Let me rephrase that...I HATED Endeavor. For those unaware, Endeavor was the singer of Burnt By The Sun's first band that made a name for itself in the hardcore/metal scene in the mid 90s. Being the pessimist that I am, when I heard the singer of Endeavor was in a new band that had signed to Relapse and they had been getting comparisons to Coalesce, my natural instincts kicked in and I immediately accused them of being another one of "those bands". I shut them off altogether and went about life as normal.
At practice about five months ago, my guitarist hands me this CD sampler of Relapse and Victory Records bands. I listened to the Victory stuff first and laughed at how unimpressive these bands were. This was supposed to be both labels showing off their best metal offerings and next to Bloodlet, Victory had failed, as is to be expected. Relapse's lineup lead off with Burnt By The Sun. From opening note, I felt like I had been fired out of a cannon into a brick wall. "Dracula With Glasses" came firing at me with a vengeance and for two weeks after, I kept that horrendous sampler in the car and gave BBTS two or three spins a day until my copy of the CD had arrived.
Much in the way "Dracula" jumped down my throat, the rest of "Soundtrack" followed suit in uniformly brutal fashion. Each song made quick use breakneck tempo changes, searing vocal stylings and chainsaw-like fretboard mastery. Burnt By The Sun displays a formula that bears elements of metal, rock, grind and while none of the sub-genres are that foreign to each other, they do it without pretension or flaw. Not a single note is missed, nor a cymbal crash forgotten. Everything done here is very deliberate and forceful.
I've learned this lesson many times over: never doubt the minds at Relapse's ability to select a stable of bands that will clearly decapitate you in the most positive fashion known to man. While some bands and labels are constantly gunning for forefunning brutality as their calling card, Burnt By The Sun approach their ferocious craft with calculating brilliance and movement. You simply must hear this to believe it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2002!! (so far...) 6 Feb 2002
By PureblankByron - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Burnt by the Sun's new album was one of my most eagerly anticipated albums for 2002 (aside from Poison the Well's 'Tear From the Red' and Swift's upcoming independent release 'Waging War'). Aside from the album falling just under a disappointing 30 minutes long, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in quality. BBTS works to further the expansion of the noise/metalcore genre, a genre already known for it's experimentation and lack of traditional boundaries. The album starts off with the track 'Dracula with Glasses', a short abrupt track that clocks in at just under two minutes long. An amazing album intro (and one of the better tracks on the album), this track sets the pace for the rest of the album. Punchy guitar grooves, insane drumming that intertwines off-time signatures with blast beats and mind-numbing double kick work, and vocals that don't show the slightest signs of emo. (Read: PURE METAL STYLES! \m/) These guys can effortlessly blend conflicting time patterns together and still make it work so you can move your head to it. With a technical style similar to that of Meshuggah or Dillenger Escape Plan, Burnt by the Sun have more than enough to offer metal and hardcore for an already VERY promising year of hard music.
Recommended tracks: 'Dracula with Glasses', 'Boston Tea-Bag Party', 'Famke'
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5.0 out of 5 stars METALCORE 17 Oct 2002
By "ladodgersfan" - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I just can't call this death metal. There is a big difference between "hardcore" and "metalcore". This is NOT hardcore, hardcore is... bands like Chimairia (or however you spell it), Diecast, Nothingface, Hatebreed, and Cave-In. Burnt By The Sun is metalcore. Big difference. Burnt By The Sun is more like Lamb Of God and Pig Destroyer than any of those I mentioned above. The songs do have crazy titles (Dow Jones And The Temple Of Doom). The best tune is probably "Don Knotts". Oh, and say what you want about "Rebecca". I like when metal bands throw curveballs and this fits in well; the first 9 songs of the album are like fighting a war and then the last song is like all the sadness after the war, if you know what I mean. If you like the album "Prowler In The Yard" by Pig Destroyer, you can most likely enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Metal in the year 2010? Maybe. 23 Jan 2003
By Reed Rosenberg - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Metal goes to the movies, comes home, and writes an album about them with enough political sensibility to give an aural wedgie to the Dick Cheney's of the world. Lightning fast drumming coupled with fuzzy and innovative guitarists provide the backbone of these metal maniacs' debut album. Burnt By The Sun avoids the common cliches found in too much of modern metal by using those tricks that your guitar teacher taught you that you never thought would work in a song and by straying away from common tempos and transitions. Burnt By The Sun aren't reinventing the wheel, but rather asking why cars don't hover yet.
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