BURIAL VAULT “Unity in Pluralism”
Melodic Death metal is a genre usually I try to stay away due the oversaturation in past years. Fortunately, from time to time it come albums that really deserve my attention because high doses of creativity.
Coming from Lower Saxony, Germany, and these experienced guys created a quite interesting third album and from the first track it seems like they know exactly how they want to sound. Of course, they have roots in Nordic old bands, but somehow they added a solid personality to guitar riffs and extremely technical structures. I really liked the work of guitars because all the time they are producing distinctive atmospheres with classy “epic” lines and awesome musical arrangements. Also, this band knows how to balance death metal tracks with acoustic intros and nostalgic atmospheres, without sounding childish or amateur. This band features Raimund Ennenga, who is also vocalist of Nailed to Obscurity, and I have to say that he did an excellent work here. This album transmits different states of mind through guitar lines, solos, musical structures, etc. I highly recommend it for those worshippers of melodic stuff with class and classic stuff. – Victor Varas