(6/10) Burn started before I was really interested in hardcore music. It was in 1989 when the guys released their self-titled debut before the band hibernated for a few years after singer Chaka Malik left the band. Burn never officially disbanded but it took them till 2001 to come back with an new EP.
"From the Ashes" is the next sign of life and it's again an EP. Three songs made it on this disc and provide you with nine minutes of hardcore. The songs are quite different. The opener "Drums of War" is a weird number that feels more like different fragments that are combined but don't really fit. I listened to the tune a few times, but it never brought me to a real 'wow' moment.
"You Can't Stop Me" is number two in the batting order and it's better than the opener. It's a fast and basic hardcore number that sounds more oldschool. Things get more groovy with "We Don't Stand a Chance" which takes again a while to grow.
"... From the Ashes" is probably a good title for this EP that features a triple of hardcore songs that are special and that you have to get used to.
- Drums of War
- You Can't Stop Me
- We Don't Stand a Chance
Label: Bridge 9
Release Date EU: July 15th, 2016