Not seeing a Scroll to Top Button? Go to our FAQ page for more info.
BURIAL IN THE SKY The Consumed Self

BURIAL IN THE SKY The Consumed Self

1947 1 2 0
BURIAL IN THE SKY The Consumed Self

Philadelphia based progressive death metal act Burial In The Sky’s first two full length albums were both promising releases but still not quite there. Their third effort though is in a totally different league, at least to my ears. The production is significantly sharper and more professional, the band seems to have gained a lot more confidence and the song material has been brought to the next level as well. The Consumed Self has everything you would expect from a progressive death metal album; intricate arrangements, virtuous playing, full speed ahead riffing and drumming followed by atmospheric passages and beautiful lead parts. They also introduce the use of a few more untraditional instruments for this genre, like the saxophone for instance that can be heard quite frequently on lead and harmony parts throughout the album. But if you listen carefully you might also hear elements of mandolin and accordion as well as more traditional keyboard parts. The vocals are of course of the more extreme type as you might expect, spanning over a wide range. Personally I would have preferred singer Jorel Hart to stay even more in the lower part of his register but that is of course a matter of taste. Often when you analyze an album as whole you’ll find the best songs in the first half while the “fillers” are often placed at the end, but with The Consumed Self the second part of the album is even better than the first (….and let me just add that there are no “fillers” on this particular album). I love this album from start to end, but still I have to mention the majestic Mountains pt. 1 and pt. 2 with its wonderful mix of technical death metal and beautiful Pink Floydish passages as well as the 12 minutes long Anatomy Of Us that closes this epic album. Highly recommended.



The Consumed Self (2021)

Creatio Et Hominus (2018)

Persistence Of Thought (2016)

Editor review

1 reviews

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Write a comment...

Latest reviews

2996 Even Knudsen


The Halo Effect was founded in 2020 by five former members of In Flames; Jesper Stömblad (guitars),…
3483 Even Knudsen

THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN Escaping Eternity

The Devils Of Loudun is a symphonic/melodic death metal band heading from Seattle, Washington and…
3453 Even Knudsen

STORMKEEP Tales Of Othertime

I don’t listen to black metal nearly as often these days as I did 15-20 years ago, but once in a…
3452 Even Knudsen

PATHOLOGY The Everlasting Plague

Over the past couple of decades a jungle of sub-genres have emerged within extreme metal in…
3451 Even Knudsen

MASSACRE Resurgence

Massacre was formed in Tampa, Florida as long back as in 1984 and they released a few demos in the…
4845 Even Knudsen

DREAM THEATER A View From The Top Of The World

A View From The Top Of The World is the 15th full length album from prog metal veterans Dream…











The Staff

Playlist Edvardsen

Playlist Even Knudsen


Contact us


Follow Us:

facebook 32 twitter 32



Photos, articles and comments are owned by the poster. are not responsible for user content.


Copyright © 2020.


Online since 1999.


Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me