Birth and the Burial is the debut studio album by American heavy metal supergroup Act of Defiance. It was released on August 21, 2015 through Metal Blade Records. In a time of endless sub-genre classifications being thrown at bands Act Of Defiance cut to the quick, offering 100% in-your-face, uncompromising metal.
Mass Burial was established in 2008 by vocalist/bassist Goran M, the ideologist and main song writer, and lead guitarist Alen A, who gave the band's sound its typical sophisticated finish. The current line up is completed with Ron M on drums. The blackened death metal band from Sydney Australia musically combines elements of merciless vehemence with atmospheric mysticism; amalgamating a unique blend of death and black metal.
Burial Ground is easily the best album to be unleashed from the Stockholm death metal vets in Grave since their 2002 reunion with Back From the Grave. Though Grave has never really been mentioned in the same revered breath as their contemporaries in Entombed or Dismember, the band have always been reliable, and have been delivering solid gold beatings since the late '80s