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Bury Your Dead Bury Your Dead

01. Sympathy Orchestra 02. Hands to Hide the Shame 03. Fever Dream 04. Womb Disease 05. Infidel's Hymn 06. Year One 07. Angel With a Dirty Face 08. Disposably Yours 09. A Devil's Ransom 10. Fools Gold 11. Dust to Dust
2008 Victory Records
Our score 3

by Nick

Bury Your Dead are brilliant. They've secured a multi-record deal on a major independent label, managed to pack some decent sized venues, and developed into about as big of a household name possible for the metalcore genre. And they've accomplished all of this by stringing together track after track of mindlessly trite mosh-heavy mediocrity. Yet this feat shouldn't be a source of annoyance or frustration. I applaud these guys for turning breakdowns and two-steps into a paycheck. I really do. But that doesn't change the fact that this is (and will always be) musical garbage. Bury Your Dead's excuse of light-heartedness is no longer to be found, as the band has ditched the song title themes of the past, desiring to put out a more serious release. Without the "joke band" excuse on their side, the result is exactly what was expected: a record of highly polished moshcore for simpletons. Every track packs the standard metalcore fare into a predictably tight verse-chorus package. You want breakdowns Done. You want unimpressive metallic riffing Sure thing. You want melodic choruses You've got it. In fact, "Fever Dream" and "Hands to Hide the Shame" each advertise choruses with gritty, borderline nu-metal singing, courtesy of the band's new vocalist, ex-Cassius frontman Myke Terry. Other tracks provide more cringe-inducing moments, such as the hilariously unnecessary scream of "Fuck!" at the beginning of "Disposably Yours," and "Year One," the disc's metalcore ballad, complete with a cheesy guitar solo and lyrics like, "This is an uphill battle and I'm losing stride / Is there anyone who sees this" Music like this won't go away as long as there are legions of kids still blissfully consuming the same song structures, the same breakdowns, and the same tacky melodies. So while this record is garbage through and through, Bury Your Dead deserve a little recognition for exploiting a genre for all its worth.Who knew that it was actually possible to make a living from something so mindless and formulaic Bottom Line: It's Bury Your Dead. It's extremely polished, highly predictable, and awfully cheesy. No surprises here.


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bradmann_ 4/29/2008 1:06:10 PM

first. A+ review

phobophile_ 4/29/2008 1:12:09 PM

Metalcore album of the year!

lol_ 4/29/2008 1:15:49 PM


makebabies_ 4/29/2008 1:18:33 PM

I couldn't agree more with the review. the score is kinda high though. 1/10

m00k_ 4/29/2008 1:28:45 PM

Shit review. 7/10 album

xdandanx_ 4/29/2008 1:30:14 PM

"hey f*ck u man bury ur dead is sick and wtf do u kno anyways about music" - some guy

xgabex_ 4/29/2008 1:55:33 PM

def not that great of an album. i'm surprised the guy didn't point out all the synths used on this record.

Jamey Your Dead_ 4/29/2008 2:13:33 PM

You f*cking shithead. You don't know the first thing about hardcore; we put a lot of bags of jewelry into this CD, and it's one of the heaviest releases of the year. We better not catch you around at any shows, because if my crew sees you, you'll wish you never got out of bed that day. Oh, and to everyone who actually CARES about this record, listen up! Thanks to everybody who bought it already but for those who have not been able to find it, try TARGET, yes TARGET is stocking it for ONLY $6.99

The Word Fuck_ 4/29/2008 2:15:16 PM

"cringe-inducing moments, such as the hilariously unnecessary scream of "f*ck!" haha!!! Good stuff tards...

anonymous 4/29/2008 2:19:44 PM

i dont need to listen to this horrid nonsense to know its complete and utter shit

TUFFYXMCGRUFFY_ 4/29/2008 2:30:54 PM


cum_ 4/29/2008 2:34:16 PM


Bury your dead_ 4/29/2008 2:54:57 PM

Heaviest release of the year? I think you meant to say Cursed. Come here and fight me.

yayy_ 4/29/2008 3:11:38 PM

i also applaud them; they make more money playing simple music that kids f*cking go nuts to. their live shows are fun as hell; and of course the record sounds like shit. who cares? it's fun. i don't know a single person that actually listens to this, but i do know many people that love to see them live.

bryan_ 4/29/2008 3:24:08 PM

i wonder how many bags of jewels they will be able to afford with the money they make from this albums' sales...

thick_as_shit_ 4/29/2008 4:03:24 PM

Don't go to any shows dude, or else his crew will get you.

okarma_ 4/29/2008 4:03:26 PM

excellent review

PJers_ 4/29/2008 5:22:11 PM

are people seriously not able to tell that the 'jamy buryyourdead' thing was an obvious joke? holy shit.

zombiesaretight_ 4/29/2008 5:35:07 PM

good review shit band. byd was cool in like your freshmen year of high school when you didn't know about music

zombiesaretight_ 4/29/2008 5:36:46 PM

P.S. who are they ESCAPE THE FATE with that album art jesus christ.

zombiesaregay_ 4/29/2008 6:03:51 PM

br1ngz t3h br00tal m0sH!?

asspiss_ 4/29/2008 7:15:21 PM

The singer that used to be in this band made the right choice by leaving this shit band, his new band blows this shit out of the water.

selfgayhandjob_ 4/29/2008 7:26:21 PM


Everybody_ 4/29/2008 7:44:38 PM

*hoists Nick on his shoulders and carries him around the room*

MMMP_ 4/29/2008 7:52:22 PM

Oh and he forgot to mention that this cd sounds a ton like SEVENDUST! But its got some heavy legit parts, so its not thaaat bad. Plus this band is a huge guilty pleasure for me... -MMMP

BYDvokillz_ 4/29/2008 8:06:49 PM

r u serious bro? 3/10? c'mon. this album rules man. i sang my ass off for this record.

anonymous 4/29/2008 10:33:52 PM

pretty solid review. i doubt i'll ever listen to this, but 3 seems a little too low even for this. i was thinking like a 4 just because its bury your dead.

yup_ 4/29/2008 11:01:40 PM

i have to agree this album is beyond cheesy and has some pretty nu metal singing and over all probably their worst album to date, but they've never been a ground breaking and have always pretty much focused on being cheesy as hell. And regardless of the fact that it's "musical garbage" and is for "simpletons" they're pretty fun live. if i want to go see a band for their musicianship and creativity i'll go see isis, but some times bands like this are fun to go see live too

ythefuckdidheleavecassius_ 4/30/2008 12:00:46 AM

srsly that dude is an absolute moron

f u suckah_ 4/30/2008 2:42:56 AM

i really do like bury your dead, but this release is just awful. good review. shitty songs, new singer is ghey.

lambgoat sucks dick_ 4/30/2008 4:02:58 AM

I haven't heard this album but I don't need to. All I want to know is why generic, repetitive, simpleton hardcore is praised on this site while shit like BYD is trashed automatically. They both suck. It's just cooler to hate on BYD, ain't it?

EvilF22_ 4/30/2008 7:01:29 AM

mykes Audi is really nice. hopefully this record sells enough so he can buy an S4 or even a RS4 and sell me his A4. Review is dead on, though i think a 3 is rather harsh.

reiwqhjfkld;as_ 4/30/2008 7:06:05 AM

Worst CD to come out this year 0/10

bbbb_ 4/30/2008 8:56:15 AM

"The singer that used to be in this band made the right choice by leaving this shit band, his new band blows this shit out of the water. posted by asspiss ( on 4/29/2008 7:15:21 PM" hahaha...she rides is a f*cking ETID cover band.

threexs_ 4/30/2008 9:11:47 AM

posted by Jamey Your Dead ( LOL @ bagojewels

tom cruise_ 4/30/2008 1:19:40 PM

I do not make enough movies for them to keep naming horrible songs after my movies sorry they had to stop the joke my fault

lmno47_ 4/30/2008 1:36:37 PM

i couldnt agree more, this album compares nothing to cover your tracks or beauty and the breakdown, it sucks.............

Earthpart2_ 4/30/2008 4:17:31 PM

This band really really sucks, every album they put out should get a 0 no matter what.

RemingtonCountry_ 4/30/2008 6:19:20 PM

BYD has always sucked, will continue to suck as long as they keep making "music". If I was rich, I would slaughter the people responsible for this trash. Buy my way out of prison, and make the world a better place having done so.

Clint Lowery_ 4/30/2008 7:22:48 PM

Bottom Line: This cd sounds like a heavier Sevendust rip off.

vengeance973_ 4/30/2008 8:19:22 PM

These guys were already queer on their first victory record, with lyrics like "I can see your weak, can you see we're strong" Go play football!

frank_ 4/30/2008 8:40:29 PM

you had me at hello was good

anonymous 5/1/2008 3:02:21 AM

i couldnt agree more, this album compares nothing to cover your tracks or beauty and the breakdown, it sucks............. posted by lmno47 ( on 4/30/2008 1:36:37 PM ...seriously? beauty and the breakdown? that cd was bad...

indyjerrod_ 5/1/2008 3:31:46 AM

Hahaha arron patrick wears eyeliner. gaygario

Butter_ 5/1/2008 5:05:42 AM

I like their first two CDs. Cover Your Tracks is pretty cool still. "Beauty and the Breakdown" was cringe-worthy a lot, but had a few decent songs. This shit...I listened for 20 seconds, then noticed they had "Magnolia" on their site too.

james_ 5/1/2008 7:34:14 AM

you had me at hello and cover your tracks are not shitty records at all. lots of energy on those. shit sucks now man

jerseyislame_ 5/1/2008 8:20:45 AM

i hope for your sake that bitterlowz never sees this review

din_ 5/1/2008 10:35:04 AM

accurate review.

666_ 5/1/2008 10:56:57 AM

shits weak. white power.

xdustinx_ 5/2/2008 11:48:28 PM

Haven't listened to this yet and I know the review is spot on. 3/10 is giving it too much credit, though.

pongo_pigmayis_ 5/3/2008 1:09:41 PM

haha bag of jewels. and anyone who actually wastes their time with this record needs to jump off the world.

mat Bruso_ 5/3/2008 9:57:53 PM

about 4 good songs the rest is just filler

mosh n roll queer_ 5/5/2008 2:47:14 AM

I luv this album. Its 230 am and I'm trying out my new dance moves. I wish I had a life.

toohigh_ 5/5/2008 11:17:19 AM

guitars sound like asssss, songwriting is assssss, vocals are by far the best appendage of this album

toohigh_ 5/5/2008 11:18:02 AM


shadowx8_ 5/7/2008 1:29:20 AM

lol same review for any hardcore/metalcore style album. People saying "blah this is shit don't listen to it, 1/10!" According to you, what is TRUE metal? The most underground, unknown band you can think of? The review basically just shits on the band the entire time, saying that the band is too simple and they are "exploiting a genre"...what the f*ck does that even mean? How do you exploit a genre? If it works then play it. The reviewers at Lambgoat obviously have a hatred towards me

TG_ 5/7/2008 2:18:15 PM

its pretty rediculous to think all of the people giving this album high scores especially for those who used to actually listen to the old bury your dead who was amazing. this new album is garbage. It was strictly made for mtv headbangers ball in my opinion. Shit sucks 1/10

Micko_ 5/7/2008 5:09:06 PM

Heavy moshy good, this music is meant to be need to go into any detail. mark's too talented for byd and shouldve stuck with btbam

eet_my_head_ 5/9/2008 1:04:44 AM

Accurate review. This band blows!!! At least Sevendust is original and can write some decent material. My five year old can come up with better riffs than these f*ck-tards.

anonymous 5/9/2008 12:45:00 PM

this band got worse with every album not to mention there new singer sucks

letsallsaythesamething_ 5/11/2008 1:31:09 AM

It's not a bad album if you have an open mind. Then again, everyone here loves bullshit Cannibal Corpse...

anonymous 5/11/2008 8:41:55 PM

Their tour with Maiden should be killer!!!

mark tremonti_ 5/12/2008 11:56:36 PM

i played the solo...check out the liner notes...i also soloed on the new sevendust

mike_ 5/13/2008 9:23:20 AM

im a fan of this genre,and i still say i f*cking hate this band,seriously,absolutely terrible

brains__ 5/13/2008 1:05:52 PM

this is a piece of poop.

afterburner_ 5/14/2008 4:30:31 AM

I know nothing about the politics of this band, the label, their shows, nothing. In my unbiased opinion, I give this album 8/10 for the music alone.

anonymous 5/14/2008 10:32:30 AM

nobody cares about your unbiased opinion

yousuck_ 5/18/2008 2:54:20 PM

Most horrid album ever. No balls. Bitchcore for the masses. But if it gets them laid.... hmmm*

Syracuse_ 5/19/2008 5:33:27 PM

bury your f*cking diamonds

tak_ 6/6/2008 8:11:17 PM

whatever. recognizing and understanding talent is different for everyone in who's the 10/10 of the moment and who's the 1/10.

anonymous 3/17/2009 12:21:54 PM

this album is the worst piece of sh*t i've ever heard, i had to go make a mountain in the toilet after hearing 1 song. "you had me at hello" was generic and meant for simpletons, but still 10 times better than this shit.

anonymous 204 days ago

Holy crap this album was unpopular among some bitchasses here. No surprise there. This album stood the test of time and it still kicks ass today. Lamegoat commenters do not.