Burn In Silence

Burn In Silence



BURN IN SILENCE is coming for you. This metal wrecking machine will not be stopped until it has laid every genre trend to waste. The band's Prosthetic Records debut, Angel Maker, signals the beginning of a musical apocalypse. Not simply defined by one metal subgenre, Burn In Silence is instead something dangerous, infectious, and undeniable. Upon pressing play, listeners will plunge into an entrancing whirlwind of devastation: Thrash guitars and grooving riffs flank a percussive double bass salvo that explodes upon impact, melodic choruses soar to heights of macabre beauty, and violent screams descend downward like a guillotine. Keyboards bleed texture all over the destruction, painting a backdrop that covers every inch of Hell. Cuts like “Lines from an Epitaph” and “Embrace the Plague” simply bludgeon with a pure inner rage that some artists spend a lifetime attempting to harness. On these tracks, polyrhythmic riff work shifts into technical guitars as keyboard melody and choruses engulf the entire sound. These six Massachusetts men plan on driving listeners straight to the center of darkness and back.

Burn In Silence has already decimated stages all over the Northeast alongside Damage Plan, Shadows Fall, and Morbid Angel, among others. Having cultivated a live show to be reckoned with, the band stands ready to pummel audiences all over the world. The Ken Susi-produced EP Pure As Your First Day paved the way for their first full-length, the Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Himsa) mixed metallic mastery, Angel Maker. Tapping into the elements that make metal's subgenres great, the band has already become a cohesive and driven unit. With a mix of incredible production, musical talent, tireless work ethic, and a thirst to be distinct, Burn In Silence is destined to become integral to the future of the entire genre.

Guitarist Mike Casavant describes the Burn In Silence sound best: “As a guitarist, I try to write structured music in an unstructured way. There’s reason to the madness and it’s heavy for the right reasons. Going from a blast beat into a huge, open chorus just hits you. The heavy parts become harder while the melody sounds more epic. I just want to write really great songs as a whole, not just interesting parts. There’s also no limit to what we’re going to do.” Rejecting genre trends, the band embraces everything from power grooves to pummeling double bass and engaging dynamics. With all these elements working in conjunction, the Burn In Silence sound rises together with a combination of brutality and splendor. “I like to compare it to Pandora’s Box," Casavant continues, "where every emotion and every feeling that you can imagine is displayed in what we do.” Over the course of the entire record, a journey will be taken and it won’t soon be forgotten.

The definition of Angel Maker encapsulates this sound fittingly. “The title is a play on words about a guy who is killing people, but at the same time he’s making angels,” Casavant divulges. That duality remains paramount to Burn In Silence and helps to separate them from an overcrowded scene that is now yearning for something new. When Angel Maker descends, you can either run away in fear, or join Burn In Silence as they conquer one city at a time.

-Rick Florino


Angel Maker
(Prosthetic Records, 2006)

Pure As Your First Day EP
(self-released, 2004)

Set List

typically 30-45 minutes