Beset by alleged management issues that makes the existence of their fifth opus a miracle, Buried In Verona have responded to their strife with a step up that’s produced their best album so far.
Returning to production wizard Fredrik Nordström and letting loose with some vitriolic lyrics (’I swear to God I used to love these lights,’ spits Brett Anderson on the record’s title track – no guessing as to his meaning there, eh?), the Aussie metalcore crew sound bigger, badder and angrier.
Nordström’s Swedish sheen gives the band’s sound much-needed sonic weight, beefing up the likes of Pathways, Dig Me Out and Reflection, which are packing riffs big enough to give a T-Rex diarrhoea, while Hurricane and Can’t Be Unsaid boast singalongs tailor-made for radio. It’s a simple formula, but when done right it’s capable of producing big moments, and this has plenty of them.