Bury Your Dead
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by not_another_emo_kid USER (1 Reviews)
June 21st, 2005 | 40 replies | 12,857 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


1 of 6 thought this review was well written

After seeing the video for “The Color Of Money" on mtv2’s headbangers ball, there were two initial thoughts on what I had just heard, either they were going to be the most amazing hardcore band I ever heard or that that would be the only song they ever head worth anything, well turns out that the first one was right.
The next day I went to all of my local record stores to find this album, after going to four stores I finally found it. Picking it up I noticed two thing, it was a victory records band and victory records has never disappointed me before, and that all of the songs were named after Tom Cruise movies, which seemed quite odd to me. Regardless I bought the CD at an unbelievably cheep price($9.95)
Upon the moment I put it in my cd player and heard the rolling intro to “top gun" I was hooked, these guys know brutality, the drums roll with perfect percussion and the heavy chug of the two rhythm guitars and bass compliment it perfectly, then six seconds into the song I heard the most amazing thing, the singer had the perfect voice for hardcore, his raspy screams make they’re entire feel of brutality fit.
By the time “vanilla sky" had started I was hooked, the lyrics are so emotional but the deliverance was anything but emo. “mission:impossible" comes in slow but by the forty second mark the most brutal breakdown I’ve ever heard has begun and I could almost feel the fists flying around at one of their shows. The same feeling came over me as I continued into the opening breakdown of “eyes wide shut" then his lyrics hit screaming “there’s nothing that you could say to me to keep me from walking away" a super emotional hit but it was delivered in the most brutal way imaginable, the songs takes you into an assault of breakdowns before making a swift change into a piano outro.
Track five, “Magnolia", is the closest thing Bury Your Dead has to an emo song. The lyrics are extremely personal, but I can’t help thinking that I would hate to be the girl who inspired this song. But soon into it you realize that this isn’t a love song it’s a brutal goodbye to an ex (almost reminiscent of remembering never’s “she looks so good in red") I do believe that “magnolia" is a single it absolutely makes since.
Through “the outsiders" and “mission: impossible II" bury your dead continues with their brutal assault and at track eight comes the most mind blowing song on the album, “the color of money", the song that made me want this cd in the first place and it’s every bit of what hardcore should be.
“Risky Business" provides once more a brutal assault of heavy rhythm guitar and pounding drums while the vocals deliver a surprisingly vengeful attack(“you crossed the line from enemy to casualty the day you disrespected me") and the cd does the exact opposite of winding down as “legend" and “all the right moves" come in. and finally the cd closes with “losin’ it" which is a perfectly heavy way to close this hardcore masterpiece.


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Med57
Moderator
June 21st 2005



1001 Comments


Should be fixed now.

masada
June 21st 2005



2733 Comments


This is anything but a harcore masterpiece. They're just another run of the mill hardcore band.

Bury Your Dead shoud be buried alive.This Message Edited On 06.21.05

circleofdeadchildren
September 11th 2005



119 Comments


Bury Your Dead suck

(>dragon~guitarist<)
October 15th 2005



243 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

4.5? Are you sure?

sj_2150
October 15th 2005



251 Comments


color of moneys a good song

xdmanx
January 18th 2006



4 Comments


bury your dead is amazing

whiteminority
January 27th 2006



74 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Dude I like Bury Your Dead but this is A.) not hardcore and B.) definately not a masterpiece. This album is good for what it is breakdown laden metalcore intended to get pits going but nothing more than that.

Shikyo
February 7th 2006



71 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If you really want something good from Bury Your Dead. Get the CD/DVD. It comes with a live DVD on the other side. Bury Your Dead's only purpose is to be a good live band, which they can actually do well. Aside from that, they're nothing amazing.

joebass
February 12th 2006



25 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This band are the leaders of the current Tough Guy Hardcore. But their lyrics aren't just senseless rambling about how tough they are. The lyrics actually have meaning and emotion behind them, which is one of the things that pulls me into them.
Definitely get this CD if you're a fan of hardcore
Also check out You Had Me At Hello, and their Live CD/DVD (I was at the show they filmed)

adam01234
March 16th 2006



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whoever is beefing on BYD should be shot in their fucking heads and dragged out to the nearest meat grinder cause these guys are fucking brutal!!!

Gnarmageddon
March 19th 2006



28 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=whiteminority]Dude I like Bury Your Dead but this is A.) not hardcore and B.) definately not a masterpiece. This album is good for what it is breakdown laden metalcore intended to get pits going but nothing more than that.[/quote]
Agreed. It's a good album, but not that good.

What's the deal with all of the Tom Cruise movie titles?This Message Edited On 03.19.06

f_u_c_t
April 29th 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^ agree

kill_the_animosity
June 23rd 2006



26 Comments


magnolia is one of the best songs I've ever heard. not sure about this album though because your review certainly didnt tell me.

south_of_heaven 11
July 21st 2006



5433 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Easily one of the most horrible albums/bands I have ever heard in my entire life.

xemoXkidx917
September 29th 2006



2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the cd is great
but i have to agree that You Had Me At Hello was the best
and the new cd is really different and burtal

the review about Magnolia is actually about his mom
and actually most of the lyrics by Mat is about his mom
and the new cd is the same thing except Mat's sister writes some of the lyrics

Shattered_Future
September 29th 2006



1539 Comments


Ergh, giant paragraph, hard to read...

I heard about 30 seconds of this band when I used to watch Headbanger's Ball a year or so ago. This is the generic of the generic. Boring as all hell.

LifeInABox
December 28th 2006



3708 Comments


Losin It is amazing live

raisethyfist
June 14th 2007



53 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I agree these guys are good but nothing to write home about. They dont do much that is spectacular musically but you can't listen to them and not get slightly angry...these guys will get your heart rate going and blood heated and pumped.

emogangstascotty
July 31st 2007



472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I saw BYD live, playing Top Gun and I was hooked. The Colour Of Money is HxC, nicely baked. But I still prefer Mosh'n'Roll for there first album.

Willie
Moderator
July 31st 2007



15897 Comments


These guys are an awesome live band... but kind of boring on disc.

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