Burning Angel is an outstanding porn site in many ways. First of all, it’s thematic: tattooed, pierced, punky emo girls, who are extremely bright, individual and attractive. Then, the community: there is an active user forum, with thousands of users. Also, it’s not included into any network: a standalone porn site that has so many scenes and such a solid community is worth a lot. High quality of its content is quite standard, but still amusing: Full HD videos and photos, with precisely scalable downloads. It’s hard to say what has impressed me the most: let’s find out in the detailed review.
+ Good amount of scenes
There are 1158 porn videos on the site, 2342 photo sets, and some bonus content. The collection keeps growing by days. All the videos are original and exclusive: you won’t see those anywhere else; it’s hard to even find similar videos on the web. Average playtime has increased during past few years: the average playtime has increased from 15 to 25 minutes, and 50+ minute long scenes are not so rare now. Photo sets, however, are relatively small: from 50 to 100 photos, with an average size of 70. It’s surprising to see over 1k videos and 2k+ photos on a standalone porn site in the unconventional niche, so in this case Burning Angel has exceeded all expectations.
+ Up to Full HD videos, scalable quality
Photos on Burning Angel are many, and the recent ones (since 2009) are available in resolution of 1920x1280, which is pretty good. You can download them as zip archive, however, there is no choice of quality for photos: they are only available in the highest resolution. It’s not actually a problem, because photo sets are relatively small and won’t take much time to download, and online slide-show have convenient tools to zoom the images in and out. Videos have a wide choice of available formats: from 160p mp4 to 1080p Full HD mp4 files, all available both for streaming and download. The highest bitrate of the Full HD video is equal to 6983 kbps, and the frame rate is 29 frames per second.
+ Regular and frequent updates
There is a special section for Upcoming videos, however, it is empty yet. Not because the porn site does not update, but due to some technical issue, I guess. Anyways, the porn site updates daily: you get 2-3 videos per week and 4-5 photo sets, so sometimes you can get 2 scenes a day. The updates are very stable: you won’t have to wait longer than 3 days for a new video, and the photo sets get added at least once in two days. That’s very impressive for a standalone porn site.
+ Nice design, high functionality
Design of Burning Angel bears a small resemblance with Evil Angel network: some of the elements work the same way. The upper Menu button grants access to a list of sections, such as Videos, Pics, Girls, Forum and others. Videos and photos can be filtered by category and model, sorted by date, rating or number of views. You can rate the scenes from 0.5 to 5 stars, comment them and add to playlist (favorites). The scene pages contains a full list of tags you can use for further filtering, looking for the similar scenes. You can adjust streaming / download quality for videos, or use convenient photo browsing tool / download photo sets in zip archives. Member forum has a plenty of various topics, from discussions on porn stars and models to music discussion, latest site’s news and many other things.
+ Outstanding models
There are 361 models, from worldwide famous porn stars and AVN nominees, like Joanna Angel (who plays in a plenty of scenes on Burning Angel) to first-time amateurs. The girls are very bright and individual, with unique personality and looks. There are very beautiful girls on Burning Angel, those you’d never expect to see in porn. However, model profiles are almost empty.
- Poor model profiles
Though there is some space in model profiles for Stats and Biography, and even a quiz, most model profiles lack information. They are simply not filled with the info, and that is rather sad.
- No bonus sites
It’s a pity that Burning Angel does not have any bonus sites for its members. That limits the diversity and amount of content to just what we get on this one site, and as you know, it features a rather narrow hardcore/fetish niche.
Expectations vs Reality
Everything you get promised on the landing page, is fulfilled inside the member zone. Instead of 900, you get 1150 videos, instead of 300 girls, you get 360 and so on. Whatever you have expected, Burning Angel is beyond those expectations: bright, original, fresh, large and very beguiling.
The price is pretty average: $29.95 ($14.95 for the first time) for a month (you can get a 50% discount by spending some time on the Join page), $68.95 for three months (you save $21), $95.40 for a year (you save 75%). You can also take a 3-day trial for $1, but such trials usually rebill at 150% monthly price, so don’t forget to cancel it timely.
One of the best porn sites I’ve ever saw. Almost no minuses, except for having no bonus sites. Individual, bright and very alluring models, very original and exciting scenes, stylish design, large community with a forum and much more. Even if you’re not so much into punk / emo girls, you should at least come see this site, seriously.