Burning Brides - Fall of the Plastic Empire (Cover Artwork)

Burning Brides

Fall of the Plastic Empire (2002)


After hearing Burning Brides debut album "Fall of the Plastic Empire", I am left, really, with only one thing to say to you.

Buy this cd.

Blending 60/70's harmonies with dark riffs and well crafted music, Burning Brides have definitely earned my ranking as "the next big thing."

But this time, "the thing" actually has some worth. The Vines were the next big thing a month ago. They have since fizzled, and been written off by anybody that reads their laughable interviews (with their lead singer doing his best Kurt Cobain impression) or hears their god-awful music as contrived and inane.

Burning Brides are neither. Everytime I listen to this cd something new grabs me. I was first impressed with the amazing vocal performance given on this cd by singer Dmitri Coats, which is probably the most notable virtue of this cd.

But on further listen, I found many aspects of this record to be superb. Most notable of these is the stellar bass playing by Melanie Campbell. Many times in this cd the bass makes the song.

The drumming is equally as good, with standout tracks like "Arctic Snow" and "Glass Slipper".

Really this whole cd is beautifully crafted, this band deserves every fan they get. Standout tracks: Plank of Fire, Glass Slipper, Arctic Snow, At The Levity Ball, Rainy Days, Blood on the Highway.