Bury Tomorrow Go BIG
Let's just say that right from the off, you’ll struggle to get past the first track, doing battle against your own thumb which will be resting firmly on the ‘repeat’ button. After impressing hugely on Runes in 2014, Bury Tomorrow have wasted absolutely no time in riding their wave of momentum, releasing their finest work to date just two years later. The level of aggression and savagery on The Eternal is an absolutely staggering introduction to an album which doesn’t let up once. The band will be going out on tour with Parkway Drive in the coming months, and following a lot of what they achieved themselves with Ire, Earthbound for Bury Tomorrow could very well be the game changer which catapults them to the next level - in fact no, let us revise that, it IS the game changer which will catapult them several levels.
After you’ve been able to catch your breath from the opener, you’ll delve in to an album absolutely stacked with substantial levels of groove and riffs, but also that brilliant dose of melody which Bury Tomorrow have always been able to deliver so successfully in the past. We’re comparing this again to Parkway Drive’s Ire because much like that album, this just feels huge. Whether their intentions or not, Bury Tomorrow have unleashed a record here full of wall-to-wall singles - Last Light and the title track deliver a ridiculously big anthemic feel which we can only imagine will sound absolutely massive live. Overall there is just this sense that as a band they’ve been able to really grow and mature in to what they’ve always envisioned they could be. Runes built on the important ground work set out in The Union Of Crowns, but Earthbound has clasped at everything great between those two albums and smashed them together in to one of the finest British Metal records in years.
The vocal work between Daniel Winter-Bates and Jason Cameron is frankly flawless throughout the record, and when Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta is thrown in the mix on 301 all hell breaks loose on a track which is not only a standout on this album but for the band’s whole career.
One of our criticisms of Runes was the fact that it perhaps went on just a little too long, with not enough trimmed in the editing room - there is no such issue on Earthbound. The band have kept this to a brilliantly concise ten tracks which fly by in a whirlwind of madness before you’ve even had the time to digest what the hell is going on. You will not be able to just listen to this album once and put it to one side, as it just delivers track after punishing track. They’re often smacked with the Metalcore tag but they've become a band which have gone further than this, showing growth delivered without remorse on Earthbound. It feels ridiculous that we’re writing this towards the end of January and we’re already touting this as a potential album of the year, but it is that good.