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An ambient/garage/2step/dubstep (or whatever dozen sub-genres you can think of) producer from the United Kingdom, who after choosing to remain anonymous identified himself as William Bevan.

Iconic for his very urban, unclean, melancholy sounds and clunky, rigid drum beats, Burial is a very defining figure in his own self-defined genre of dubstep, influencing a whole score of other artists since the release of his genre-defining debut "Burial", and the more accessible second release "Untrue".

Burial has two studio albums and nine EPs, with his first two meeting very positive critical acclaim, a pattern which has only followed through with the many small extended plays he has released from then until now. Untrue, (2007) received no lower than an 8/10 from over ten reviewers, and even a solid A from the so-called "Dean of American Rock Critics" Robert Christgau and a 90/100 rating from Metacritic (based upon 23 reviews).
Though the drums he uses are sometimes an acquired taste, Burial truly is a very influential and talented figure within the alternative electronic music and dubstep industry.
by Necrus January 22, 2013
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