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Dark World Burden
If you're looking for upbeat songs that inspire you, or fill you with joy, you might wanna take a pass on this one. Now if it's groove Metal you're looking for with songs that take you on a trip through an endless world of darkness then "Dark World Burden" is a delight for the senses. Painside paints a lyrical landscape that examines humans and their interactions. From deep in the recesses of the soul to their outer world. All the while pounding out hard hitting songs that are full of nothing but sheer brutality instrumentally speaking, yet have a melodic vocal presence. Think Judas Priest during the Ripper years.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Dark World Burden 2010 Inner Wound Chris Kincaid 5/27/2010 3.5
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