With the foundation of their sound being rooted in hardcore, Burn Victim adds elements of death metal and thrash to obtain a truly heavy handed skull bashing sound. Through their second EP Panic, these bone crushers offer up five spine rattling tracks. Each of the five cuts here are short but they are punchy and demoralizing. Within their short run times, each offering cuts straight to the bone and smashes your teeth down your throat. Panic is a heavy, gnarled and savage offering, one that caves your skull in without a second thought.
After a brief intro, Burn Victim jumps straight in to heavy handed beat down with their first full track. Once the intro fades out and the remaining tracks take over, they bulldoze you straight in to the cement one anguishing minute after another. As each track marches forth, so does the clock as it counts down to your untimely demise. There isn’t a track here that takes a second off or that lets you take a breather as each one rampages forth with the intent to pummel you straight in to the dirt.
With massive, chugging riffs coupled with striking drumming, gnarled bass lines and gritty vocals, Burn Victim offers up a sound that is incredibly heavy and impaling. These heathens stomp from track to track, trampling over anyone who dares stand before them, burying them in a shallow unmarked grave when all is said and done. Each offering is just as barbaric as the last as each one offers up a true sledgehammer beating that leaves a crater in your skull before you know it.
The variety through Panic is great as Burn Victim switches up tempos with frequency providing you with a slower chugging tempo that caves your chest that can quickly turn to a full throttle thrash assault in the blink of an eye and back again. These are brutalizing and demoralizing offerings, one that aim to snap bones and bend spines and they truly succeed. Without so much as a moments reprieve, Burn Victim marches from track to anvil heavy track providing you with some wickedly heavy metal that you are sure to bash your brain against your skull to.
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