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Ever since their 2009 debut ‘Portraits’, Bury Tomorrow have been growing both musically and in stature. Firmly rooted in the tradition of older metalcore acts such as Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying, Bury Tomorrow put their own unique spin on the genre’s trademark ingredients with catchy clean-sung choruses, intricate riffs and crunching breakdowns.As such, they rank amongst the rising stars in the genre and heavy music in general; that they have managed to do so without compromising on heaviness along the way is worthy of praise in and of itself. ‘Runes’ was a big step up for Bury Tomorrow, with Daniel Winter-Bates’ vocals often cited as the most improved aspect of the band’s overall performance. On ‘Earthbound’ (2016) and ‘Black Flame’ (2018), the Southampton, UK based fivesome stay the course: a mixture of harsh and clean vocals, typically aggressive metalcore sections alternate with clean vocals to keep things interesting and the addition of Kristan Dawson in 2013 has clearly added a melodic death metal vibe to the music, making it more accessible to non-metalcore fans.