BURNS LIKE FIRE: To The Ground: Download

BURNS LIKE FIRE is a punk rock band from Athens, Georgia, who have released an EP and a full-length prior to the release of this new EP. They play punk rock with gravelly vocals, melodically ringing guitars, killer bass and smashing drums.

The playing is a bit sloppy and the songs have some memorable hooks and luckily this isn’t that fabricated radio friendly punk rock that the kids think rocks, but doesn’t, so thumbs up for the real deal on display here. This sort of gravelly vocals and raw, rough-around-the-edges guitar melodies are exactly up my alley and the dirty production suits the songs perfectly. It gives everything an extra edge of grit and realism that pushes this into the great pile. “Jean Shorts” finds lead vocalist Web Couch in full-on throat-shredder mode, and “Abandon Ship” has wiry leads that give it a nice edge. The other songs all kick formidable ass as well.

A great taster from these guys and now I’m going to have to hunt down their previous releases…kick-ass!

https://www.facebook.com/burnslikefiremusic  http://www.burnslikefiremusic.com/

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UNIFIER: Colorado: CD

This is the debut album from the band that used to be known as FUTURE GHOSTS until another band from Chicago served them a cease and desist letter to change their name.

This pop rock band has a bit of punk mixed in and really did a great job on this album with some tight playing and emotional singing that really set them apart from a ton of other bands mining the same field. There is a lot of melody on this album, but they still manage to have some heavy layers in the songs that add substance and punch to the songs. UNIFIER has put out an album that will satisfy your craving for something a little bit more than the average band and should get you in a good mood with the above average songs that they put on this album. Songs like “Crush,” “Traps,” “Bitter? Better,” “Colorado,” “Shame,” “Shadows,” and “Mission Control” stood out for me.

This was an album that no matter which song I started listening to, it was never a bad one, that’s some damn good quality.

https://www.facebook.com/unifierband  http://unifiermusic.com/  http://unifierband.bandcamp.com/album/colorado     https://www.facebook.com/roundkidrecords  http://roundkidrecords.com/  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autumn-Colour-Records/294386290584644  http://www.autumnandcolour.com/