For this Song of the Day, I decided to stick to what I know best. And I know that Swedish metal will always have me in a choke hold that, quite frankly, I will continue to surrender to. “Rain”, from Burst’s album “Prey on Life”, starts off with an emotionally power scream and a soul-shaking cascading guitar riff that sets a solid foundation for the pain-ridden journey. Although the song structure is fairly simplistic (which may be intentional), the pleasant screaming vocals of a man’s emotional battle with himself to wash his pain away makes this track continue to be my favorite by them.

I really miss this progressive metal quintet as they disbanded back in 2009. As soon as they released that gem of an album, Lazarus Bird! Grr.

SOTD: Rain by Burst

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