Time To Burn are from France and play some sort of n(eurosis)-beat. This record is a definitive wall of sound with a phat production and it is best when it is played too loud as it rather works in a physical than a intelectual way. To enjoy it, the best way is to get overwhelmed by the noise and drown oneself in the ocean of guitars and noise. The voice in this case is just another instrument and mixed in the background rather. Everything seems to be grinded through a distortion somehow and there is also a good deal of reverbs and other effects. The songs switch between midtempo and slightly over midtempo, very moshy...
The info sheet names influences like Breach, Neurosis or Cult Of Luna and this is probably right as these were also the first names popping up in my head when I first listened to the album. This whole subgenre of Neurosis clones and clones of Neurosis clones and band who copy those clones of Neurosis clones seems to be exploding right now if one considers the success of bands like Isis or Cult Of Luna and takes a look at newcomers like Ira or this one. Time To Burn certainly belong to the better half of the genre at least if they manage to produce the enormous pressure of this record on stage as well. Due to its brilliant production this record is really worth a try for every friend of the bands named above but also friends of Envy or Botch could give it a try. However I still prefer Breach... [jan]