At odd moments, though, there come genuine surprises: a riff that's slightly off-center, a guitar solo that sounds like a video game gone berserk. And over the 30-minute duration of this disc, those little flashes of individuality start to add up to a portrait of a fairly original band. Listening to these guys exploring the outer limits of hardcore/grindcore, one can only hope that the audience for this type of music is as amenable to sonic surprises as the band members are. Given the success of such avant-leaning outfits as Botch and Dillinger Escape Plan, though, Burnt by the Sun oughta do just fine.
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