Bury Tomorrow: “Cannibal”

British metalcore band “Bury Tomorrow” have delivered another knockout performance!  Their sixth studio album, “Cannibal” is to be released April 3. Following the success of the band’s 2018 “Black Flame” album, Bury Tomorrow reunited with producer Dan Weller (Young Guns, BabyMetal) to produce the band’s most mature release in their fourteen year career.

The opening track, “Choke,” holds true to its title- it’s as if the band lashes out to grab you and doesn’t let go.  This song was a great way to start the album as it really sets the tone for what follows. Vocalist Dani Winter-Bates growls are simply brutal and guitarists Jason Cameron, and Kristan Dawson have written catchy riffs that have no equal. 

Driven by the deep sound of Davyd Winter-Bates’ bass, the first single, “The Grey (VIXI),” was released last November and showcases the band’s sophisticated talent.  The title track, “Cannibal” is another solid hit musically. The official music video was released on January 10 on YouTube and is nearing one million views.  

Lyrically, the band did not shy away from what many would consider too controversial. As a long-time advocate for the importance of discussing mental health issues, front man Dani Winter-Bates uses this opportunity to write passionate lyrics based on his own personal experiences. Bates has recently been quoted saying,  “It was a cathartic process to address some of the darkest moments I’ve had in my life. For some people, it’ll be a hard listen. But I thought I have to do this. If I’m going to go in, I’m going to go in. I’m not doing something half-arsed. There is nothing lyrically I would change on this entire album.”

I doubt metalcore fans will be disappointed with any of the eleven tracks on “Cannibal.”  For the fans of technical playing, “Gods & Machines” put the guitars right in the spotlight. In “Better Below” and “Dark Infinite” drummer Adam Jackson really shows off his skills behind the set, “Voice & Truth” feels like a tidal wave of force, and “Quake” displays the diversity of both Bury Tomorrow’s talent and sound.  

In an age where so many bands are settling for just meat and potatoes, Bury Tomorrow serves a platter of substance and flavor with this latest release.  If you are looking to consume something that really hits the spot, make sure to grab “Cannibal.”

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