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Studio album by After the Burial
Released July 22, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Progressive metal, metalcore, deathcore[1]
Length 35:31
Label Sumerian
Producer Trent Hafdahl, Justin Lowe
After the Burial chronology
Forging a Future Self
In Dreams
Reissue cover
Cover for the 2009 reissue of Rareform.

Rareform is the second studio album by American progressive metal band After the Burial. It was released on July 22, 2008 through Sumerian Records. On September 15, 2009, the band released a re-mixed and re-mastered version of Rareform with alternative artwork and bonus features along with it being completely remastered with live drums and re-recorded vocals from the band's current vocalist, Anthony Notormaso in contrast to Grant Luoma, who performed lead vocals for After the Burial upon the first issue of Rareform. Both editions of the album were produced by the band's rhythm guitarist, Justin Lowe. "Berserker" was featured in Saints Row: The Third


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic favorable[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk 8.4/10[2]

Public reception[edit]

Rareform was generally well received by the public. On Rate Your Music the album has an average rating of 3.45 of 5, based on more than 550 ratings,[3] and on Sputnikmusic the original version of the album has a "great" average rating of 3.6 of 5, based on more than 650 ratings,[4] and the rereleased version of the album has a "excellent" average rating of 3.9 of 5, based on more than 600 ratings.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Grant Luoma, Trent Hafdahl, Justin Lowe, and Lerichard "Lee" Floral.

No. Title Length
1. "Berserker" 5:40
2. "Drifts" (feat. Alex Haza) 4:09
3. "Cursing Akhenaten" (feat. Matthew Downs) 4:03
4. "Rareform" 3:03
5. "Aspiration" 4:40
6. "The Fractal Effect" 3:50
7. "Ometh" 4:15
8. "A Vicious Reforming of Features" 5:51
Total length: 35:31


After the Burial
  • Lerichard "Lee" Foral - bass guitar
  • Trent Hafdahl - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Justin Lowe - rhythm guitar, drum programming on original release
  • Grant Luoma - lead vocals on original release
  • Dan Carle - drums (2009 re-release version)
  • Anthony Notarmaso - lead vocals (2009 re-release version)
Additional musicians
  • Alex Haza – guest vocals on track 2
  • Matthew Downs – guest vocals on track 3
  • Produced by Trent Hafdahl & Justin Lowe
  • Engineered by Trent Hafdahl
  • Mixed by Mark Softich & Justin Lowe
  • Mastered @ Spectre Studios, Seattle WA
  • A&R by Shawn Keith
  • Artwork by Damagework


  1. ^ a b Sullivan, Patrick. Rareform - After the Burial at AllMusic
  2. ^ "After the Burial - Rareform (Re-issue)". Absolute Punk. September 15, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rareform by After the Burial (Album, Deathcore)". rateyourmusic.com. Sonemic. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "After the Burial - Rareform User Opinions". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "After the Burial - Rareform (Re-release) User Opinions". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 

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