Posted on January 7, 2010 -
There is a whole dictionary filled with words that cannot accurately describe this complex and articulate musical achievement. Burst have created an instant classic and certainly one of the best albums of 2008 with “Lazarus Bird.”
This albums climbs and twists in so many various themes and styles it could have easily been a mess. However, it more closely resembles fractal geometry with random patterns becoming a single beautiful image. This album ascends to a crescendo of musical aestheticism that has not been matched in a long time.
Balanced and forceful, “Lazarus Bird” starts with something simple but then explodes into an array of styles and dimensions. Your mind will never be the same. Beyond the rocking metal riffs are soft melodic interludes, intense mechanical guitar work and explosive vocals and percussion.
Burst already have established themselves as innovators. However, they have kicked everything up a notch with this album. “Origo” and “Prey” were both standout albums but here we have a whole new step forward. They have surpassed themselves and many others with this new effort.
If you want to rock, look no further than this album. Packed full of intensity and intelligence, this is much more than a bunch of metal songs. It is a musical journey that pummels you one moment and then delicately lifts you upward eventually leaving you breathless.
Fans of Tool, Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me or Meshuggah should buy this immediately without thinking. Everyone else, buy it anyway. It will be the best money you have spent on music in a long time. I know it was for me.