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.