When I saw Burning the Masses on the Cattle Decap tour with my friends in Son of Aurelius a few weeks ago, at first I was afraid they were another BtM band that I had panned. Fortunately these guys are about 50 times more talented and interesting to me at least.
I spent a little time chatting with Burning the Masses guitarist Chris Valenzuela outside that show and so I was very excited to read his post today that the band's second CD "Offspring of Time" will be on sale starting next Tuesday. I wish to exert whatever peer pressure is at my disposal to urge you to buy it.
Here's a song from that record. The first ten seconds are enough to tell you this is great shit.
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As if that's not enough, it appears the dinner table at the Valenzuela house growing up must have been a wall of shreddage after Chris mentions that he has a brother Vance with his own band that blew my socks, shoes, and half my kneecaps off. It's called Vale of Pnath and it's some of the best death metal I've heard in a while.