Words That Burn
Regret is For The Dead
Label: Worm Holed Death
Release Date :6th June 2016
Words That Burn Hail from Dundalk Ireland , they contacted us recently to review their Album, and boy are we glad they did!
“Regret is for The Dead” is an Alternative Metal Album that will entice, and excite anyone who loves their music with a biting Metallic edge.
Opening with the fiery and volatile “Our New Sin” this is a hard and explosive start with the excellent lyrics “Fuck your beliefs Fuck your Religion” bouncing around your head this is very impressive beginning to a scintillating release.
Next we get the first single from this opus the superb and diverse “Unalive” a song that changes tempo and really shows what Words That Burn are all about, its melodic Metal mixed in with deep and throaty growls one minute from vocalist Roni Macrauiri that then changes its tempo as Roni's voice takes on clean vocals this is a great choice as the first single as it truly shows the bands dynamism with sheer viciousness , and melodious moments mixed in with cut throat musicianship.
“Disappear” opens with an electromagnetic feeling of having your body drawn in to a maelstrom of induced dancing, moshing fury, with its different tempos and slower moments giving you a reprieve at times, then back into the groove.
“Chalklines” pounds into your consciousness as Jason Christy decimates his drums and Ger Murphy’s Bass pummels your head , Shane “Beano's” Guitar combined with his , and Roni's lead vocals scorching your ears it’s the longest number , and a highlight for this reviewer on this Alternative Metal release. “Hush” is highly dramatic and spreads like a virulent virus into your soul.
“Scars” cuts into your very being , leaving its mark with its deep face melting riffs ,and abrasive growls. “Mirror Perfect Mannequin” is a fantastic song that should be on mainstream radio . It is magical ,the way it ebbs and flows this is one I would introduce to a new listener of these Irish Rockers. “In this Moment” chugs along battering your brain cells into surrender.
Penultimate track is a different matter as the vocals are whispered then spat out this together with ferocious musicianship exploding from your speakers. Final song “Last Breath” is devastatingly awesome with its blood curdling growls , and lighter moments it’s a tremendous finish to an outstanding Album.
So to sum up :The whole Album is a story of life, the hurt, regrets and cluster fucks that life can throw at you with some uplifting pieces I salute this band and I am hopeful they get the breaks they so richly deserve. The Album was released on the 6th of June 2016, be sure to get your mitts on “Regret is for The Dead”.
1.Our New Sin
7.Mirror Perfect Mannequin
8.In This Moment
Band Line Up:
Roni MacRuairi - Vocals & Guitar
Ger Murphy - Bass & Vocals
Shane "Beano" Martin - Guitars & Vocals
Jason Christy - Drums