Since its inception in 2003, the band Burden Of Life has already released two albums and one EP on their own. Since recently, it is at Fire Field
Records and now with the third album The Vanity syndromes at the start.
At the beginning of the album, we must at Vanity's Overture listen to a marriage dispute, the door slams shut, the next song Delusive egomania
goes good with a proper degree of hardness is equal to the solid. The beginning of Cardiac Catharsis surprised then with an instrument that rarely
occurs in the metal, namely the spinet. After a veritable hell of a ride, where you can live out of the pent-up anger and aggression imagine (one of
the meanings of the word "catharsis" in psychology) downright, you can hear this instrument at the end, again.
Praise The loss is the second longest track on the album, the tempo is withdrawn, you can hear Chorgesang.Das now following Dead Inside - The
Severance Cantata Pt. I then again full throttle and reminds the midsection with his keyboard playing almost at the early Sonata Arctica and other
power metal bands. Not bad this short trip.
The well to be designated as a ballad Our Union's Eulogy - The Severance Cantata Pt. II is completely sung by Jennifer Kothe, which can be heard
elsewhere on the album. Really a great voice and very touching in this song. After a brief interlude with chorus (Dissolutio Vanitatis) that comes in
a little choked up pace again Enslaved By Liberty, which again contains a lot of tempo changes and choral singing. Reminds me in places of the band
Curse Of Society.
Very surprisingly the song Beyond The Breaking Point is then the short excursion into jazz. Comes at a concert certainly good if the audience
interrupts the headbanging and snaps his fingers, I would like to see. The longest song on the album is by far the Rightful Salvation. Again, sounds,
alternating with the piano, the harpsichord again. The tempo changes are set very intelligent, the instrumental parts are not too long.
After the album with Vanity's Overture has begun, it ends with Vanity's Crown. The song begins very subdued, then remains more in the medium
speeds. Again, we hear again chorus singing, piano, violins, harpsichord. And then the story is told, the album ended.
Conclusion: Although this fine melodic death metal is offered and can reinvent the wheel well Burden Of Life can not but really stand out from the
mass of publications, the album also certainly not. It still lacks a bit of originality, which would give the band a recognition.