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Buried In Verona
- Notorious

Literally half the band departing has obviously resulted in the conclusion that the box-ticking Gothenburg-infused metalcore they were peddling wasn’t working.

Jun 1st 2012 | Label: UNFD
A major personnel shift offers a chance for a drastic re-think and few bands within Australia's heavy music scene needed a period of self-reflection as badly as Sydney's Buried In Verona. Despite considerable buzz, their first two albums did nothing to justify the hype. Metallic mastermind Fredrik Nordström produced 2010's ultra-slick Saturday Night Sever, but describing their songwriting as anything besides generic and their tough guy posturing as anything other than grating would be outright untrue.

Literally half the band departing has obviously resulted in the conclusion that the box-ticking Gothenburg-infused metalcore they were peddling wasn't working. Instead, they've embraced their inner melodic hardcore/punk child. The instantly memorable Four Years, Miles Away and Can't Let It Go (featuring The Amity Affliction's Ahren Stringer) boast big, shiny gleaming hooks that wouldn't sound out of place on an A Day To Remember record, and Nordström's production is so polished it's blinding. Metal isn't completely ignored either; pseudo-djentelements (read – sounds like Meshuggah) permeate throughout. Notorious can be haphazard, but it's infinitely more interesting and honest, showcasing better-honed melodic sensibilities. The honesty is for better and worse; see overdone opener Maybe Next Time, a profanity-filled, veil-free diatribe against someone who has clearly wronged them. The contrast of pop/rock gem Lion Heart slotted alongside shamelessly boneheaded drinking anthem and sure-fire live favourite Couldn't Give 34 Fucks adds variety, but is somewhat jarring.

Buried In Verona are still trying to decide what kind of band they want to be, including a lyrical approach to adopt – sensitive dudes or drunken, heavily tattooed bad-arses. But at least they're trying to break the mould now.

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Thursday 17th September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Fowlers Live, Adelaide

Friday 18th September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy

Saturday 19th September

All Ages Show with
Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy

Sunday 20th September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Belconnen Magpies, Belconnen

Wednesday 23rd September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West

Thursday 24th September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt

Friday 25th September

All Ages Show with
Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt

Saturday 26th September

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

The Brightside, Fortitude Valley

Sunday 27th September

All Ages Show with
Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

The Lab, Brisbane

Saturday 3rd October

Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

Amplifier Bar, Perth

Sunday 4th October

All Ages Show with
Buried In Verona + Hand Of Mercy + Polaris

YMCA HQ, Leederville

Wednesday 4th November

Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

Metropolis, Fremantle

Thursday 5th November

Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

HQ, Adelaide

Friday 6th November

Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

170 Russell, Melbourne

Saturday 7th November

Under 18's Only Matinee Show with
Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

170 Russell, Melbourne

Thursday 12th November

Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

UNSW Roundhouse, Kensington

Saturday 14th November

Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

The Triffid, Newstead

Sunday 15th November

Under 18's Only Show with
Northlane + August Burns Red + Like Moths To Flames + Buried In Verona + Ocean Grove

The Triffid, Newstead

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