Northern Remains - Burden - Album Review - Melodic Punkcore / Metalcore from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA

Northern Remains - Burden - Album Review - Melodic Punkcore / Metalcore from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA
Northern Remains - Burden - Album Review - Melodic Punkcore / Metalcore from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA

Today, we turn our attention to the promising melodic punkcore/metalcore band, Northern Remains, hailing from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA. In this review, we delve into their latest album, 'Burden,' exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Northern Remains is a band that has impressed me with their melodic, progressive, punkcore, hardcore and metalcore concept. I first discovered them through Submithub submissions, and this time they have returned with their second EP album, 'Burden,' released in 2020. Despite their relatively recent formation in 2019, Northern Remains has demonstrated remarkable growth and talent. Their musical journey began with the single "Ten Years" in 2019, followed by "The Collapse," the EP album 'Ten Years,' "Defeat," and their latest EP album, 'Burden.' As you read on, take a moment to listen to their music.

Northern Remains is a band that consistently delivers, never disappointing their listeners with each release. I distinctly remember being captivated by their music and album covers. Approximately three months ago, they submitted three songs from their latest EP album, and it was impossible for me to resist featuring them here on Metalhead Community. Their hard work and determination have undeniably earned them this recognition.

Despite being together officially since 2014 and releasing music for only a year, Northern Remains displays a musical maturity that surpasses their short time as a band. This is evident in the expertise and precision showcased on 'Burden.' In their submission, I learned that the band experienced the loss of a member. This tragic incident adds an additional layer of depth and intensity to their music, which resonated deeply with me. The songs on the album strike a beautiful balance, blending progressive elements without becoming overwhelming, complex, or dull. Northern Remains is an exceptional collective, displaying immense potential, particularly evident on this album. They skillfully incorporate aggressive death metal foundations while weaving in dramatic and emotional moments where instruments slow down, and the vocalist delivers irresistible melodies. For me, this EP stands as one of the most satisfying albums I've had the pleasure of listening to in 2020. At times, Northern Remains evokes elements of Opeth, Linkin Park, Killswitch Engage, and Gojira, with their dark, moody atmosphere, captivating instrumentals, and melodies. They masterfully combine these influences, creating a truly captivating and cohesive sonic experience. The album's dramatic and dark yet always melodic nature immediately pulls the listener into its captivating world.

Technically, 'Burden' excels in every aspect, setting top-class standards. The album boasts a clean, clear, and natural sound that creates an atmospheric and melodic experience. The recording, balance, mix, and mastering are all expertly executed, resulting in a seamless and harmonious sound. As previously mentioned, listening to the album is akin to embarking on a journey from start to finish. This nostalgic experience reminded me of my childhood days, when I would listen to albums from beginning to end on my walkman/discman while traveling. Although I am unaware of the album's producer, I commend the entire team for their excellent work.

Taking everything into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Northern Remains. This band shows immense potential, not only in their compositional skills but also in their genuine musical character. While I cannot speak for the band members themselves, I can confidently say that 'Burden' is a timeless album that will make them and their families proud throughout their lives.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team congratulates Northern Remains for their work on 'Burden' and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.



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