BURNING TIME - BURNING TIME (Independent)
(Review by Patrick De Sloover)
This band is not to be confused with UK band Burning Times that operate in the Hardcore Punk scene, nor the variety rock band from Antelope Valley, California. This is 100% pure Belgian talent that gathered as a three-piece and spread some noise with this first EP as a first step. The members of Burning Time gathered fame and recognition in bands like Channel Zero, Deviate, Master Of Waha and Sons Of Jonathas. The one with the greatest fame to his name is Xavier Carrion, who led Channel Zero to international heights. With this new trio, he entered the Jonathas studio to record 5 tracks, and besides Xavier on guitars, we welcome also Stef Sinnaeve on drums and Danny M on vocals. Only three members, but what a wall of sound! This indicates that every member of Burning Time knows exactly what their task is. They all bring out the best of their abilities and it’s a real pleasure to listen to this 5-track Rock’n Roll monster!
Three songs are filled with various details and small excesses. Listen carefully how the bass is taking control at several moments, while the drums of Danny create a very cool mood in the tracks. It’s all in control, there are no exorbitant moments, as everything is just right in balance! All songs breathe the same atmosphere, they all fit in the style and attitude of the band. If I have to mention some influences, I would say Motörhead meets Triggerfinger, while The Stray Cats are lurking around the corner to add some bad attitude. However the just mentioned bands, all play a totally different kind of style, Burning Time seem to have a golden formula to melt it all together but all in a very trashy style.
The music meets with the attitude of the members. You will agree that tattoos are necessary, you won’t take offense that some members are wearing nice suits, and the mobile on the front cover artwork is the ultimate link to a world of gangsters and thieves. They just breathe what they create with their music, and that’s rock and roll from the streets, which can be dangerous and mean at some moments. Songs like ‘Powerdrive’, ‘Soulbreaker’ and ‘Dressed To Kill (Tonight)’, speak for themselves….
This EP is limited to 500 pieces, and it’s meant to spread the name and perhaps, you will be able to catch on up. It’s really worth to check this band, and it makes me hungry for more material of Burning Time !
My rating: 85 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 89: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish