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Toronto, Canada (2007 – present)

Burning Love is a band from Toronto, Canada formed in 2007. The band consists Chris Colohan of the hardcore band Cursed and of the ex-members of Toronto-based sludge band Our Father. The band and their first album Songs for Burning Lovers have received critical acclaim.

To date they have released a demo 7”, a single 7”, ‘Jack the Ripper’ and an LP entitled ‘Songs for Burning Lovers.’ Their newest LP, ‘Rotten Thing to Say,’ was released in 2012.


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  • Scintillante

    Wow this is really good

    20 May 7:37pm Reply
  • Ynnlarcron

    for me it's more like sludgecore

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jmedran

    Nobody I talk to has heard of this band. They should change their name to The guy from Cursed

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • svenious

    rock n roll

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
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    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    These guys remind me of Poison Idea.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • substancex

    To add one more point to my faggy audiophile manifesto - I'd like to see Ballou switch up his production style slightly between albums. Over the last few years he's settled on the same basic sound for every record. If you listen to his work on Converge's "You Fail Me", it had more of a grainy analog feel to it. I don't want every album to sound the same - I just want nice fidelity.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • substancex

    Using the term "warm" when describing sound = audiophile douche. Oh well.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • substancex

    "Songs for Burning Lovers" had underrated production. It sounds grainy and muffled on first listen, but it's one of those albums that sounds nicely analog and warm when you crank it up. Same goes for Colohan's LP with The Swarm. That style of recording is an entirely different approach vs Ballou, but they both sound nice. I'm happy as long as I hear guitar texture and stuff.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • substancex

    I agree that the Ballou production style is way too prevalent in hardcore and tends to make bands sound similar, but damn - it's a great fucking sound. I grew up on paper thin low fi hardcore records, and I love hearing so many real hc bands putting out great sounding records over the last decade or so.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Eman SCSA

    Everything with Colohan is gold. Burning Love is no exception.

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • irka_rump

    Чрезвычайно приятный музыкальный коллектив.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • vvulto

    holder's first track -

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • anIadrift

    Chris' lyrics are just out of this world. For Cursed and Burning Love. Never really dug too deep into his previous endeavors. Rotten Thing To Say simply slays. Is that Nate from Converge on Made Out Of Apes? Aren't you the ones! Who said dust to dust!?!! It sounds an awful lot like him. I wouldn't be surprised. Great band. Seriously take you to another place, so cryptic and so grooving. I love their covers too. I saw them once opening for Converge but now that I know their tunes I'd kill to see them again.

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • junkyard_god

    so groovy

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tricksterc

    Are we talking traditional hardcore here or metal and crust influenced stuff. Ballou has worked with Black Breath, Gaza, Black Cobra, Today is the Day, Torche, Kvelertak to name just a few. There's nothing homogeneous about those bands.

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • VanBungle

    Surprised that Burning Love seemingly haven't got that many listeners. Weird.

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • substancex

    More hardcore bands should record with Kurt Ballou. Back in the 90s, most of the hc records with good production values were by shitty jockcore metal bands. It's cool to see that that's changed in recent years.

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tricksterc

    Agree about Cursed (RIP). But, Rotten Thing To Say is a great band...great live.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Der_Fab

    Though Cursed is still better, this 'new' band is still veeeery solid.

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
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