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“Burn Season” by Burn Season

Artist: Burn Season
Title: “Burn Season”
Label: Bieler Bros. Records
Release Date: 10/11/2005
Genre: Nu-Metal/Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

It wasn’t too long after their initial dealings with the folding Elektra Records that the band Burn Season found their brand of Nu-Metal Heaviness on Bieler Bros. Records. They are a group that holds a little more similarity to that of early Linkin Park and perhaps some of the later Sevendust and to their defense are a lot better than the oft-lambasted “Nu-Metal” title merits. They have a strong and passionate style that blends solid guitar riffs and harmony vocals along with the pre-requisite screams often found in this genre of music. They are more interesting than many of the other bands that deliver this kind of stuff and they should be able to find a fan base with those that are following Stone Sour as well. Singer Damien Starkey has a good voice and he sure seems able to take it into many different directions on the album. There are times when he reminded me of Corey Taylor and at others Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) yet at the end of my listen he still held levels of originality.
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