Those of us who listen to heavy music know that it comes in many forms. What defines a band and music as “heavy” is rather subjective. The latest album “Burn” by Titan I think would be considered heavy by anyone.
Releasing their first full-length album, Toronto based metal act Titan have put together a pretty solid effort with “Burn“. Titan lays down some serious sludgy, heavy music. The vocals will force their way into your psyche and bang around a bit. You won’t be able to understand what’s being said, but you’ll know it’s there. The guitars drive and push while the drums pound away, sometimes fast and in your face and at other times stomping out a slow death march.
On “Burn”, Titan switches up mood and melody nicely on the tracks. Even with the ten minute song “Warmer Months“. They do a good job keeping the music on the album interesting and moving. One thing I am a little picky about are the vocals. While they completely work with the feel of the album, the constant scream style becomes tedious and redundant when listening to the album straight through. It would be nice to have a little more variation with the vocals at times (other than the occasional background growl).
If you’re a fan of bands like Neurosis or the sludgier side of Metal, Titan’s “Burn” is worth a listen. So check it out below.