Header

PREY ON LIFE

Burst

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Burst Prey on Life album cover
4.67 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 45% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy BURST Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing



1. Undoing (Prey on Life) (2:40)
2. Iris (3:05)
3. Sculpt the Lives (3:16)
4. Rain (5:10)
5. The Foe Sublime (4:28)
6. Fourth Sun (3:01)
7. Crystal Asunder (3:29)
8. Vortex (3:30)
9. Monument (4:03)
10. Visionary (5:23)
11. Epidemic (2:40)

Total time 40:45

Lyrics

Search BURST Prey on Life lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search BURST Prey on Life tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jesper Liveröd / Bass, background vocals
- Linus Jägerskog / Lead vocals
- Patrik Hultin / Percussion, background vocals
- Jonas Rydberg / Guitars
- Robert Reinholdz / Guitars, Background vocals

Releases information

Full-length, Relapse Records
September 23rd, 2003

Thanks to UMUR for the addition
Edit this entry

BURST MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy BURST Prey on Life Music


No release results - showing artist results instead
OrigoOrigo
Relapse 2005
Audio CD$1.46
$0.62 (used)
Lazarus BirdLazarus Bird
MRI 2008
Audio CD$3.99
$1.59 (used)
Prey on LifePrey on Life
Relapse 2003
Audio CD$6.00
$0.98 (used)
Conquest: WritheConquest: Writhe
Prank Records 2001
Audio CD$13.77
$3.35 (used)
BURST(CD+DVD ltd.ed.)BURST(CD+DVD ltd.ed.)
INDIE (JAPAN)
Audio CD$7.48
Right Now on Ebay (logo)


More places to buy BURST music online Buy BURST & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BURST DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BURST Prey on Life ratings distribution


4.67
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(45%)
45%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
27%
Good, but non-essential (18%)
18%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

BURST Prey on Life reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars "Prey On Life" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Swedish progressive post hardcore act Burst. The album was released through Relapse Records in September 2003. Burst showed great progress and will to experiment with their original melodic post hardcore sound on the preceeding "In Coveting Ways (2002)" EP, but "Prey On Life" shows Burst at the top of their game.

The music on "Prey On Life" is intriguing on many levels. First of all itīs a pretty extreme album (not death/black/grind extreme). The vocals by Linus Jägerskog are especially savage. I struggle to come up with a vocalist with a more caustic and aggressive delivery. This one is a blood cougher. Shouting and raw hardcore type vocals. The clean vocals, which Burst would start using more on later releases, are only featured briefly on the track "Crystal Asunder". The music itself is very energetic and while rooted in hardcore, Burst take that style and twist it completely into something of their own. References to acts such as The Ocean, Converge and the post hardcore pioneers in Breach are valid enough but Burst stand out from the crowd as something special because of the way they combine extreme aggression, melody, and progressive ideas. The two guitarists compliment each other very well and itīs seldom they play the same notes. The bass and the drums are technically well played and adventurous.

Besides the high level musicianship itīs the songwriting that needs to be mentioned as one of the standout features on "Prey On Life". Innovative and adventurous are two words that come to mind when trying to describe the music on "Prey On Life". The album is a kind of loose musical concept with a recurrent theme in the intro track "Undoing (Prey on Life)", the intermezzo track "Fourth Sun", that divides the album in two, and in the outro track "Epidemic". Picking highlights is difficult because all tracks on the album are of such high quality but the opening trio of tracks (excluding the intro) "Iris", "Sculpt the Lives" and "Rain" are simply outstanding aggressive and technical/progressive post hardcore tracks. Especially the latter mentioned is pure genious in my book. "Monument" and "Visionary" also deserve special mentions.

The sound production is powerful and detailed, and while itīs clear enough to be able to differenciate what the instruments do at any given time, itīs also raw and hits like a hammer. Itīs a very successful sound production which perfectly suits the music.

"Prey On Life" is an outstanding album in my book and if you need an introduction to the more adventurous side of post hardcore, Iīd strongly recommend that you make "Prey On Life" one of your first purchases. Burst have developed and refined their sound on subsequent albums, but the perfect balance between sophisticated progressive ideas and raw hardcore power on "Prey On Life" is something I dare say they will never achieve again. To my ears this album is a pure masterpiece. High quality musicianship, a powerful sound production, and outstanding and innovative compositions. A 5 star (100%) rating couldnīt be more deserved.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to UMUR (BETA) | Report this review (#262534) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of BURST "Prey on Life"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.79 seconds