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KristenKristen
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Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:01 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:36 pm 
 

So my band just put out a new album on Halloween. This is are page on here and a link to the album on BandCamp:

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Burden/3540476115
https://burdenbandct.bandcamp.com/album/burden-2

The first few songs are mainly doom metal with melodic death metal and black metal influence. The fifth song is a folk instrumental interlude. The last two songs are black metal. It's kind of weird since it isn't a consistent sound across the whole album because we are still trying to figure out what "our" sound is but I'm happy with how the album came out.

I would say general influences are Agalloch, Arckanum, Darkthrone, Drudkh, Emperor, Finntroll, Funeral, Horn, Insomnium, Katatonia, and Woods of Ypres although it doesn't necessarily sound like any of these bands. They were just influences but fans of those bands might enjoy the album or at least certain songs.

Musically, I don't think that it's anything particularly groundbreaking. One thing that's a bit unique is that we use accordion on the first and last song (it's a really accordion and not samples or MIDI) which while accordion is not super unique in metal in general since there are plenty of folk metal bands that incorporate it, it is not really something I have heard used in a doom metal context (the first song, November Sun) and outside of Finntroll, I have not really heard much use of the "oom-pah" root-chord-fifth-chord sound that is associated with the traditional accordion music such as polka and we use this accompaniment at the beginning and end of the final track, Wolves.

Also when I have heard accordion in metal, it has typically been used very dry and often completely dry sounds whereas we use wet sounds which is a characterized by a tremolo/chorus effect that is created by having multiple reeds in the same octave but slightly detuned from each other. This is probably something that would not mean much to you if you were not familiar with accordions but this is a video that does a good job illustrating the difference between dry and wet tunings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIk_XJskIFk

I figured it was worth posting about here because maybe somebody would enjoy it. We're at a point as a band where we have an album but don't really know how to get it out there. We think that there is definitely an audience out there for our music but the trick is actually getting the music to that audience.

Let me know what you think and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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KristenKristen
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 pm 
 

We released a new single last week if anyone is interested.

https://burdenbandct.bandcamp.com/track ... n-de-peste

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KristenKristen
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Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:01 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:20 pm 
 

Burden has released two new singles that take inspiration from Windir.

https://burdenbandct.bandcamp.com/track ... e-la-nokto
https://burdenbandct.bandcamp.com/track ... e-la-nordo

Also available on Spotify if you would prefer to listen there:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/00IrfHJ ... ZYAfEPIUSw

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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