Album Review: Bury Tomorrow - 'The Seventh Sun'
Updated: Apr 15
Following the enormous success of 2020's Cannibal, Bury Tomorrow have returned with a bang and fully redefined themselves with their new album, The Seventh Sun.
When it comes to growing as an artist, it is never too late to take a chance and pursue what you have always wanted to become. Too often, bands face the reality of continuing to make music or walking away entirely, if you do, what does that look like? For Bury Tomorrow, experiencing and embracing the unknown brought about one of the best records in a career. Few bands could be stronger proponents for this than the UK metalcore band, Bury Tomorrow.
Another highlight that steals the show is "Forced Divide." A cataclysmic dance of frenetic guitars and drums that pair beautifully with Dani Winter-Bates' talented agitated vocals, Bury Tomorrow continues to manifest and redefine what heavy means to them at every turn within this record.
Following a period of external and internal strife and the stomach-churning reality that Bury Tomorrow could be nothing more than a distant memory after a successful career of 15 years, Bury Tomorrow took a deep look within themselves to write the album they always wanted to write. What manifested was their new album, The Seventh Sun. The band never had the chance to properly appreciate the accomplishments they had fought so hard to establish, especially after the enormous success of their sixth album Cannibal. This time, The Seventh Sun is bringing them more than a chance to reinvent the band's sound but to appreciate a longstanding career that gave them the freedom to do that.
From the beginning, Bury Tomorrow displays this renewed confidence and oneness with their first two tracks, "Seventh Sun" and "Abandon Us." Packed with intense atmospheric violent guitars, vocals, and kinetically percussive energies that flow so effortlessly throughout each experience, Bury Tomorrow brings a very different living entity to The Seventh Sun, one that permeates and evolves with each passing song.
Another highlight that steals the show is "Forced Divide." A cataclysmic dance of frantic guitars and drums that pair beautifully with Dani Winter-Bates' talented agitated vocals, Bury Tomorrow continues to manifest and redefine what heavy means to them at every turn within this record. Such a massive delivery makes way for more cadent movements on the album, "Wrath" and "Majesty." Beautifully showing off the vocal multi-range and the journey between the dissonant range between dulcet and turbulent instrumental tones, The Seventh Sun continues to subvert the soundscapes previously exposed to listeners on previous albums and proves they are more than capable of revitalizing themselves and succeeding.
Brutal arena-ready experience "Care" embodies Bury Tomorrow's instrumental fortitude and the inner strength that the band had to dig in and find to build The Seventh Sun. Raw and passionately driven, Bury Tomorrow leaves no stone unturned when it comes to genuinely wearing their emotions on their sleeve, something darkly keyed on in Cannibal but perfected more on this latest release.
The Seventh Sun ends with one of the best tracks on the record, "The Carcuss King." With a finale that embraces a Bury Tomorrow free from chains that once held them down, "The Carcuss King" shows a band born again from the ashes of trauma and have come back stronger than ever.
The Seventh Sun has come to mean more than just new beginnings for Bury Tomorrow. Renewal has embodied what it means to be Bury Tomorrow. A band that is deeply appreciative of the opportunity to keep making music in the genre they are doing it in and for the fans that keep supporting them, The Seventh Sun represents that gratitude and love put into this record for that chance to keep creating, and from start to finish, it definitely shows.