Burning Down Alaska - Values & Virtues - Black 10'' Vinyl LP (2015)
In a time where every niche seems to be filled without any gap, BURNING DOWN ALASKA break through the seemingly settled principles of a scene with their New Wave Hardcore and succeed in expanding the borders of a clearly defined genre. Their debut “Values & Virtues” presents dreamlike melodies, complex guitar-riffs that could rather be found in the Indie genre, accompanied by deep growls and shouts, which even clean singing can’t exceed in terms of melody and feeling.
BURNING DOWN ALASKA stated from the beginning that they “wish for something more, for stepping on paths no one else has walked before.” For this plan the five members of the band from Recklinghausen, Germany, chose a difficult direction and this shows clearly the implacable approach, bravery and commitment of a fearless band in its early twenties. BURNING DOWN ALASKA went after what they wanted right from the start and already have international collaborations on their first record, featuring Michael McGough (BEING AS AN OCEAN) and Michael Lawler. Furthermore the combination of lyrics and music is perfectly represented in the impressive music videos that are constantly drawing even more attention to the band.
Track List: 1. Intro 2. Brighter Days 3. Reality & Fiction 4. Savior 5. Interlude 6. Phantoms feat. Michael McGough (Being As An Ocean) 7. Clockwork 8. Monuments 9. Trophies feat. Michael Lawler