Soundtrack To The Personal Revolution
Released: Jan 2002
Label: Relapse Records
When unleashed in 2002, Soundtrack To The Personal Revolution was seen as something of a joke: an intentionally over-the-top assault on ears made by a band with a penchant for goofy song titles like "Don Knotts," "Dracula With Glasses" and the politically prescient "Boston Tea Bag Party." All this is true, but it's also a deeply pivotal album. At a time when metalcore was being dragged into the mainstream, Burnt By the Sun bolted in the opposite direction, into extreme metal's brutal dynamics. The music -- hot, agile, aggressive -- doesn't let up for a second, and it's all the better for it.