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For fans of Soilwork, Nevermore, Children of Bodom
Colorado’s Buried Realm Streaming New Album “Embodiment of The Divine”
Album Stream Premiere via MetalSucks
Sophomore Album “Embodiment of The Divine” Out July 24th
ft. guests Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est), Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind),
Dean Arnold (Operus, ex-Vital Remains), Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris), Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork),
Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
Buried Realm is a solo studio project, hatched from the mind of Josh Dummer. It is the second album he has put out under that moniker and once again he has written an epic, creative record filled not only with his own talent, but also with that of a smorgasbord of special guests from around the world that includes Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est), Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind), Dean Arnold (Operus, ex-Vital Remains), Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris), Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork), Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura) and Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses).
Dummer comments on the album:
“After nearly three years of creating ‘Embodiment of the Divine,’ I am very pleased to present and share this album with everyone. I’m honored to be joined by a number of guests that have influenced my writing and playing over the years. Their contributions have truly helped bring the album to another level. There’s a whole lot of riffs, solos and melody. The album has its traditional arrangements at times, but is also built on technical and chaotic grounds. Everything is written and recorded by me with the exception of the guests. I think the overall atmosphere of this album is darker compared to the previous one. The general message I’m trying to convey is about accepting a need for change by disconnecting from things (certain environments, people, parts of yourself) that can no longer serve you and keep you from evolving. Even through disconnecting though, these things still find ways of haunting you.”
Today, Buried Realm shares the “Embodiment of the Divine” full stream before it officially drops on July 24th via its premiere on MetalSucks HERE.
Recommended for fans of Soilwork, Nevermore, and Children of Bodom, Buried Realm is progressive melodic death metal.
The album will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp (CD), and BuriedRealm.com (CD).
Lyric Video -The Wonder and Terror of Fortune ft. guests Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
Lyric Video -Embodiment of The Divine ft. guests Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)
1. The Burning Remnants (6:00) ft. guests Dean Arnold (Operus, ex-Vital Remains)
2. Overlord (5:38) ft. guest Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est)
3. Master Psychosis (4:02) ft. guests Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
4. Scales of Queen Dragon (4:19) ft. guests Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est)
5. Silver Tongue (6:35) ft. guests Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind), Dean Arnold (Operus, ex-Vital Remains)
6. In The Shallow Light (4:54) ft. guests Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
7. Embodiment of The Divine (4:41) ft. guests Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry), Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)
8. Infinite Mutation (7:36) ft. guests Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
9. The Wonder and Terror of Fortune (5:05) ft. guests Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura), Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses)
Album Length: 48:56
A true visionary is a rare thing, but such a man is Josh Dummer exemplified in his solo studio project Buried Realm. Influenced by personal experience and executed through metaphors, the progressive and heavy metal leaves room for interpretation and paints an interesting picture for listeners.
Following up on his long time idea of releasing a solo album, he seized the chance with his first offering “Ichor Carcinoma”. Released in 2017 it features guests such as Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) and Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal, Jeff Loomis band).
Inspired by Opeth, Kreator, Old Man’s Child, Symphony X (and tons of old Hair Metal!), Dummer is a man who is not afraid to gaze into the abyss for music and lyrical inspiration. He describes Buried Realm’s music as ‘fierce, cutting, technical, melodic, and memorable.’ The studio project represents a hidden dimension within himself where the ‘buried disputes’ of his life are confronted only through music; where he can express musical ideas without compromising.
The next chapter in Dummer’s journey is 2020’s “Embodiment of the Divine” due out July 24th and while it is parallel to the first, both musically and lyrically, it is a forward step in a sojourn that will be continuing.
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“Like its predecessor, this one’s an absolute ripper on the more technical / heavy side of the melodic death metal coin.” – Metal Sucks (Embodiment of the Divine Review)
“Featuring guest musicians from bands like Born Of Osiris and past members of Soilwork and Obscura, this album has some beautiful instrumental work that hits hard. Despite there being so many guests, Josh Dummer is the mastermind behind the band and everything is his vision. The instrumentation is a huge highlight for me on Embodiment Of The Divine. Tracks like “Infinite Mutation” really show off the abilities of Dummer and everyone involved. The track is seven-and-a-half minutes long, and it fits in everything from beautiful solos and guitar melodies to really stand out bass parts to blast beats galore.” – Skulls N Bones
“This song (The Wonder and Terror of Fortune) we’re presenting today includes guest contributions by Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura) and Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses). It’s a galloping high-voltage thrill-ride of pulse-pounding riffs and scintillating leads that swirl and soar. The roaring, screaming, and singing vocals are just as exhilarating as the music. Everything is on fire, channeling an unmistakable ebullience, which reaches its zenith in a spectacular extended guitar solo. The fast-punching grooves in the song are a match for the ecstatic energy of everything else. One listen, and you can tell why this track was chosen as the album closer — it sends the listener out on an enormous high.” – No Clean Singing
“Songs like the furious pit-igniter ‘In The Shallow Light’ and the epic title track are turn-of-the-millennium melodeath at their finest. These are intricate, carefully crafted songs that have clearly had a lot of effort put into them, but they also work as standalone adrenaline shots.” – Uber Rock
“…One look at the album sleeve or track list and you can see how many guests are on “Embodiment of The Divine” and it makes for a jaw dropping proposition, especially given it’s predecessor “Ichor Carcinoma”, which is an absolute face melter from start to finish. The fierce and technical “The Burning Remnants” get’s things going like a petrol on a bonfire, with slick technical solos layering up the Death Metal offering in some style.” – Metal Noise
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