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BURNING BRIDES – “Fall Of The Plastic Empire” 
Review by Bryan Thomas (AllMusicGuide)
Burning Brides\' debut is the kind of album usually distinguished by the neologism \"heavy rock\"; it\'s too fast and too melodic to be lumped in with \"stoner metal\" or \"post-grunge,\" for instance, and too sludgy to be called straight-up \"hard rock.\" Whatever you want to call this album, the band seems to derive great delight in revisiting a visceral, guitar-heavy sound that was, at one time, so prevalent that it didn\'t really need its own subgenre, whether you were referring to classic \'90s albums by the Pixies; early Sonic Youth; Bleach-era Nirvana; or slab-rock by old-school vets like the Stooges, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. One reason for this may be the fact that its heavy guitar sound was recorded while reverberating off the walls of a room with a high, 30-foot ceiling, which makes for a very \"live\" feel. Unfortunately, Fall of the Plastic Empire -- co-produced by guitarist/vocalist Dimitri Coats and Brian Mctear (Matt Pond PA, Mazarin) -- too often tends to replicate the repetitive, dumbed-down sound favored by so many of their somewhat deservedly unsung contemporaries, like those bands on Sub Pop\'s roster (Nebula, for example). \"If I\'m a Man\" is probably the best overall track here, though just about every song is propelled along by the kind of ham-fisted hammerhead riffs that cause the fingers of headbanging metal kids everywhere to curl up in a devil-horns salute.
1. Plank Of Fire
2. Glass Slipper
3. If I’m A Man
4. Arctic Snow
5. At The Levity Ball
6. Stabbed In The Back Of The Heart
7. Rainy Days
9. Blood On The Highway
10. Plastic Empire
11. Something In The Way (Nirvana cover) *
* Added bonus song taken from 2001’s “Smells Like Bleach (A Punk Tribute to Nirvana)” various artists compilation.
Ripped by me in Mp3 format @ 256 kb/s except * (192 kb/s)