Review: Burnt by the Sun

Burnt by the Sun
(Relapse Records)

New school hardcore metal, Jersey’s Burnt by the Sun go beyond what a lot of their peers have been doing on this self-titled e.p.  On the more cerebral end of the spectrum (rather than the fun-loving, satan-worshipping, corpse-screwing end of the spectrum) BBTS are core-shrieking out poetic essays more than they are reciting catchy lyrics for the the kids to point their fingers in the air and scream along to.  Still they still display a sense of humor with songs like “Buffy” and “Lizard-skin Barbie”.  If these guys keep it up, they’re bound to go a long way in their genre.  The kids like this.  I read it somewhere . . .