BRUTUS - “BURST” // Already Heard’s Record of the Year 2017


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When ‘All Along’ arrived in our inbox last Autumn, we knew this Belgian trio had something special. Fast forward to February and 'Burst’ arrives and goes beyond meeting our expectations.

Creating frantic ferocity on songs such as 'No Chaos’ and 'Crack / Waste’, the combination of Stefanie Mannaerts impassioned, domineering vocals and impactful drum work, Peter Mulders’ pulsating, rumbling basslines and Stijn Vanhoegaerden’s stirring guitar made 'Burst’ an intense, and occasionally reflective, listen.

As it gained momentum throughout the remainder of the year, Brutus would go on to showcase their equally energetic live side with impressive outings at festivals such as 2000 Trees. Their mix of compelling hardcore punk, black metal and post-rock looks set to win over more admirers in the coming months, with a return to the UK supporting Arcane Roots lined up. (SR)