Burial Vault Incendium

Burial Vault Incendium
5
Burial Vault's Incendium is a perfect example of a group trying to find their sound. It's an album that places itself in the precarious limbo between black metal and your typical European death metal. While the two genres have always complemented each other rather well, many acts plying the two suffer through an identity crisis, and that's Incendium main fault. From the intro sample to the clean vocals found on "Peculiar" — the only clean vocals on the album — there are various aspects that sound totally out of place. That said, there are some diamonds in the rough to be unearthed. "The Nightly Horror," "Awareness" and "Catharsis" are three great melodic death metal tracks that almost make up for the rather confused atmosphere of Incendium. (Apostasy)