With a sound that merges the plaintiveness of post-hardcore with the punishing heaviness of metalcore, Bury Tomorrow attack listeners from all fronts with their emotionally charged metal assault. Offsetting layers of pleasant, atmospheric melody with sudden bursts of chugging heaviness, the band uses its breakdowns to create a brooding, moody effect, as if the songs are lurching into a fit when provoked from their somber ruminations. Emerging in 2007, the band topped the charts in their U.K. homeland with the release of their third effort, 2014's Runes, which also did well overseas. Subsequent efforts did little to temper the fire, delivering huge blasts of melodic metalcore with extreme prejudice.
Formed in 2006 in Hampshire, England by bandmembers Jason Cameron (guitars/vocals), Daniel Winter-Bates (vocals), Davyd Winter-Bates (bass), Mehdi Vismara (guitar), and Adam Jackson (drums), Bury Tomorrow wasted no time bringing their sound to the people, self-releasing their first EP, The Sleep of the Innocents, in 2007. Portraits, their full-length debut, appeared two years later on Basick Records, and was followed quickly by another EP, On Waxed Wings, in 2010. Bury Tomorrow caught the attention of famed metal imprint Nuclear Blast, and in 2012 they signed on with the label, releasing their sophomore effort, The Union of Crowns, later that year. The following year saw the departure of founding member Mehdi Vismara and the arrival of new lead guitarist Kristan Daweson, who would appear on 2014's Runes, which debuted at number one on the U.K. Official Rock chart and climbed to number 16 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart. The hard-hitting and chart-topping Earthbound, the band's fourth studio long player, arrived in 2016, followed in 2018 by Black Flame, the latter of which was issued via Music for Nations. The following year the group returned to the studio with Dan Weller —who'd produced their previous album — to record their sixth long player. Preceded by a handful of singles, Cannibal was issued at the beginning of 2020. ~ Gregory Heaney