Burden of Grief
The pioneers of melodic death metal "made in Germany"
first two EPs were re-released as "Haunting Requiems" in 2000. First appearances at big festivals like the Party.San Open Air or the Wave-Gotik-Treffen followed in the same year.
Burden of Grief never felt comfortable with the label "Melodic Death Metal", though, and their second album, "On Darker Trails", offered even more thrash elements than it was and is common in the classic Gothenburg sound. The melodic parts are rooted in the fondness for classic metal bands like Iron Maiden or Judas Priest. Burden of Grief are actively pursuing this claim until today, which is showcased on their now 7 albums and numerous live shows all around Europe. Consistency on one hand, because the band refuses to follow short-lived trends, and improvement and progress on the other hand, because the band keeps advancing musically - this is what defines Burden of Grief.