Live Burial - Forced Back to Life (2016, Dunkelheit Produktionen)
Straight outta UK, the old-school Death Metal revivalists of Live Burial are throwing riffs and blasts like it was the best era of Death Metal, some purists would say. The promo people noted Death/Doom Metal as the genre of this record but I would be more into the categorization of old-school Death Metal à la Horrendous, Sarpanitum, and even Vektor for the old-school touches.
The only negative aspect of this album is how I had the feeling it was compressed too much and how I had to pump up the volume beyond tolerable in my headphones at work. But they released a vinyl version lately and I would be glad to have one in hand to compare the sound quality. Just like Baroness’ Purple, the digital version was not rendering the final product and once I got the platter I couldn’t stop listening to its depth and rich sound textures.
Forced Back to Life is a little gem that got out almost silently but that should really get more attention because Live Burial will be a name to check out. I bet the vinyl will become an object of collection. This is a band that has a lot of potential and I would be interested in seeing this act on the stage to see how they render these songs live.