Burntfield – Cold Heat Review

burntfield cold heatFinnish melodic rockers Burntfield have recently released their latest offering, in the form of an EP entitled Cold Heat and although it has its flaws, it’s a promising EP from the fourpiece.

There’s plenty of lush instrumentation and gentle melodies that really resonate well, and it’s a nice easy listen that works well as both background music and as more of an engaging listen – it’s clear a lot of thought has gone into the construction of the piece and it’s really great to see. It’s not the most complex of pieces but it doesn’t need to be – the simplicity works for them. A particularly good element of the music is the use of keys – they’re used as more of a background instrument and aren’t in your face, but they add a lot to the music all the same.

However, at times the vocals do feel like they need a bit of fine-tuning. For the most part, the vocal line is good and adds a lot to the music, but on other occasions – mainly during third track Under The Dome – it feels like there isn’t much control to them and they’re somewhat overpowering, and it hampers your enjoyment of the track somewhat as a result.

As a whole, this is a good little EP, not quite crossing the line to becoming a ‘great’ EP but nevertheless the potential is there for this band to go far as there is a lot of promise within the four tracks.

6/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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