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Burden Of A Day Blessed Be Our Ever After

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01. Blessed Be Our Ever After 02. Pt. 2 Sometimes They Do 03. Sorry Seacrest It's Casey's Countdown 04. The Smile That Kills 05. It's Lonely At The Top (Or So I've Heard) 06. My Shelter 07. Battle For Hoth 08. Umbrellas 09. Monsters Among Us 10. White Coats And There Medicine 11. I'm Only Laughing On The Outside
2008 Rise Records
Our score 6

by Cory
4/23/2008

So melodic Christian emo/metalcore might not be your thing. It's certainly not mine. I could build an impressive fort out of all the miserable CDs I've been sent that would fall under that unfortunate umbrella. Burden Of A Day's debut album (2006) would definitely be somewhere in the middle of that fort, but somehow their latest record, Blessed Be Our Ever After, worked for me. It's just the right mix of later Underoath, Fat Wreck Chords-style guitar work, tambourine, Brand New and gang vocals to somehow wiggle it's way into my heart. Burden Of A Day's strength definitely doesn't lie in their more "metal" leanings. There's a chug part in each song and a few riffs here and there, but the meat and potatoes of this record and its greatest strengths are the band's melodic side and their knack for arrangement. The soaring choruses rarely fall flat despite their overtly cheesy nature. Even the extreme slickness of the record's production works in the band's favor, as they have made the most of studio layering and trickery. Everyone has encountered the formula for these songs before: Screamy part, sung chorus, chug, repeat. It's a little sad that there's not a lot of effort to break the mold here, but it's comforting to hear an act that can succeed within these parameters. It's easy to write off a band with song names like "Sorry Seacrest It's Casey's Countdown" and the unfortunately misspelled "White Coats And There Medicine" or chalk up one or two tracks to luck, but this record stands head and shoulders above the band's admittedly weak competition. Bottom Line: Burden Of A Day aren't my new favorite band and I probably won't be spending a lot of time revisiting this disc, but it was an enjoyable listen nonetheless. If you've worn out your copy of They're Only Chasing Safety and you need a new guilty pleasure, Burden Of A Day could fill that void quite nicely.

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anonymous 4/23/2008 1:58:00 PM

first f*ck all yall itch nukkah


anonymous 4/23/2008 1:58:24 PM

veil of maya >


anonymous 4/23/2008 1:58:32 PM

also, shitty band name


junelso_ 4/23/2008 2:00:16 PM

first post


Fur_Beach_ 4/23/2008 2:16:49 PM

lol @ misspelled song names. Another gay Christian band... dwep.


_mapexdrummer__ 4/23/2008 2:29:01 PM

you could also build a fort out of all the c-cks you've sucked


phobophile_ 4/23/2008 2:33:05 PM

Greatest melodic Christian emo/metalcore album in the last 15 years!


hotslutswithtits_ 4/23/2008 2:39:12 PM

suck my f*cking dck


Nick_ 4/23/2008 2:49:25 PM

This sounds really bad...


anonymous 4/23/2008 3:07:57 PM

"their knack for arrangement." followed by "Everyone has encountered the formula for these songs before" way to go.


HB_Dad_ 4/23/2008 3:17:30 PM

Cory, you are so f*cking inconsistant its not even funny! You knock masterpieces like the latest BTBAM and the new Veil Of Maya, yet for some reason you embrace this mediocre piece of shit! What the f*ck is wrong with you, seriously?!


anonymous 4/23/2008 3:21:12 PM

Shut the f*ck up about veil of maya and go get another gauge in your ears you stupid scene gays


scrotum_ 4/23/2008 3:23:15 PM

Hahahah "Masterpiece" uuh what? Veil of Maya blows ass and have done nothing remarkable.


anonymous 4/23/2008 3:24:09 PM

hahaha...yeah like Veil of Maya puts out masterpieces!!! hahahaha


anonymous 4/23/2008 3:25:03 PM

damn, you posted almost the same thing as me but 45 seconds before me...


aids_ 4/23/2008 3:38:55 PM

by no means is this a great...but at least it's listenable and there is some sense of structure. That Veil Of Maya band is a f*cking mess. Unlistenable garbage...want a techinal "br00tal" band? Go check out any number of records that Relapse have put out over the years, you nujack gays.


lazarus_ 4/23/2008 4:02:47 PM

If you've worn out your copy of They're Only Chasing Safety. People listen to this shit?


kaienshiba_ 4/23/2008 4:22:14 PM

lol at someone calling the new Veil of Maya and BTBAM masterpieces. just go ahead and stick a needle in your ear till your eardrums bust, you don't deserve music.


ryan_ 4/23/2008 4:31:26 PM

wow that was actually a high rating for a genre of music lambgoat would usually destroy


i put the fun in funeral_ 4/23/2008 6:50:39 PM

this cd is actually really f*cking sweet. i would have given a 7 instead


beans_ 4/24/2008 12:27:07 AM

suck my f*cking dck posted by hotslutswitht-ts () on 4/23/2008 2:39:12 PM


LOL_ 4/25/2008 5:59:02 PM

Shut the f*ck up about veil of maya and go get another gauge in your ears you stupid scene gays<<<<<<<-----------------------------------LOL at this....AGREED!


nizzlepnizzle_ 4/25/2008 11:32:28 PM

SCENE GIRLS ARE HOT oooooooooooooo yaaaaa


ThisAintSweetTea_ 4/26/2008 1:13:47 PM

f*ck this band. They are jackasses.


';,m_ 5/13/2008 1:12:49 PM

there sweet you suck


CORE SUCKS_ 3/26/2009 7:22:33 PM

This is f*cking core garbage. I hate everything core because I f*ck my dad in the ass every night while masturbating to pictures of Corpsegrinder.