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Fall of the Plastic Empire


Download links and information about Fall of the Plastic Empire by Burning Brides. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 33:12 minutes.

Artist: Burning Brides
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 10
Duration: 33:12
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No. Title Length
1. Plank of Fire 3:03
2. Glass Slipper 1:44
3. If I'm a Man 3:41
4. Arctic Snow 4:02
5. At the Levity Ball 3:46
6. Stabbed In the Back of the Heart 2:32
7. Rainy Days 2:48
8. Elevator 3:08
9. Blood On the Highway 2:47
10. Plastic Empire 5:41



Burning Brides' debut is the kind of album usually distinguished by the neologism "heavy rock"; it's too fast and too melodic to be lumped in with "stoner metal" or "post-grunge," for instance, and too sludgy to be called straight-up "hard rock." Whatever you want to call this album, the band seems to derive great delight in revisiting a visceral, guitar-heavy sound that was, at one time, so prevalent that it didn't really need its own subgenre, whether you were referring to classic '90s albums by the Pixies; early Sonic Youth; Bleach-era Nirvana; or slab-rock by old-school vets like the Stooges, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath. One reason for this may be the fact that its heavy guitar sound was recorded while reverberating off the walls of a room with a high, 30-foot ceiling, which makes for a very "live" feel. Unfortunately, Fall of the Plastic Empire — co-produced by guitarist/vocalist Dimitri Coats and Brian Mctear (Matt Pond PA, Mazarin) — too often tends to replicate the repetitive, dumbed-down sound favored by so many of their somewhat deservedly unsung contemporaries, like those bands on Sub Pop's roster (Nebula, for example). "If I'm a Man" is probably the best overall track here, though just about every song is propelled along by the kind of ham-fisted hammerhead riffs that cause the fingers of headbanging metal kids everywhere to curl up in a devil-horns salute.