ALBUM: Bury Tomorrow – Portraits

Release Date: October 12th, 2009
Label: Basick Records
Rating: 8/10

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Bury Tomorrow are quite possibly one of the most hard working and relentless bands around the UK, and in continuously touring over the past four years they have built up a large and loyal fanbase in reward of said efforts. Their EP ‘Sleep Of The Innocents’ was as brilliant as anything else out in that year, and having since then joined the Artery Foundation and toured in America, this band is certainly one to watch in the future.

Opening to the track of ‘Confessions’ with a crushing breakdown and Danni Winter-Bates‘ feral-like vocals, the song elapses into numerous guitar string twinges and Jason Cameron‘s angelic singing. It sets the tone for the rest of the album and is definitely one of the highlights of it too.

Other stand out tracks include ‘You & I’, a re-recorded version of ‘These Woods Aren’t Safe For Us from the aforementioned EP and ‘Anything With Teeth’. To which the chorus of “There’s blood on the walls” will certainly echo around venues across England on all upcoming shows, both big and small. With the genre saturated with bands that mix soft and aggressive vocals together, it makes a change to hear something which doesn’t seem so forced and rushed in doing so.

In what is the band’s first full-length, there are a lot of positives that can be taken to ensure they are one of Britain’s brightest prospects on the metal scene, alongside fellow South coasters Architects and Sheffield mob Bring Me The Horizon. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and punishing first effort at a full-length.

Written by Dom Wyatt