Burners Unveil New ‘Adults’ EP, and It Fucking Rips

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Look, sometimes you just know shit rules. When you strip away all the bullshit hyperbole, melodic hardcore trio Burners play scrappy, high-energy hardcore that reaches for that rarefied balance between pummeling aggression and throat-lacerating hooks. A million bands have attempted to pull off this sound, almost all with middling to terrible results. And a million more will rise up in their wake and try to breach the surface of mediocrity. But forget all that noise because the Adults EP fucking rips, plain and simple.

So what separates Burners from the rest of the pack? Or, just as important, what makes Adults such a step-up from its predecessor, Feast?

For one, the trio stretch their limits beyond just checking all the right boxes. Yes, their guitars thrash and burn. Yes, their rhythm section is spot on, bulldozing its way through a stampede of growling riffs and careening their way around tight corners like a pair of loose-limbed gymnasts. And, yes, they deliver catchy, emotionally raw vocals about past regrets and fading youth that make you want to slam back beers and bear hug all of your friends. But they also make sure to keep the listener’s head on a swivel by striking from multiple angles, breaking up their hyper-charged punk assault with angular nosedives and mathy spazz-outs. Despite the brevity of these songs (opener “Closed Eyes” is the longest track at a scant 1:57), and their unrelenting pace, Burners manage to pack in a multitude of clever ideas and unexpected changes, not one of which feels extraneous to the EP’s core mission or aesthetic. Plainly put, this is everything you want hardcore to be: smart, passionate and explosive as hell.

Adults is available now on CD, cassette and for digital download via Muckman Records.

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