Friday, April 22, 2011

Beyond Hell/The Sleeper Awakens/Dark Descent Records/Skeleton Plague Records/2010 CD Review

  Beyond Hell is a band with members from both Texas and Missouri that are veterans of other bands which play a style that I would describe as a mixture of death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "The Sleeper Awakens" which is being released as a joint effort between Dark Descent and Skeleton Plague R3ecords.

  Drums use alot of variety with a good amount of slow to midpaced drumming along with alot of fast playing and brutal blast beats, while the bass playing follows the riffs coming out of the guitars, as far as the keyboards they are only used on the intros and they have the feel of a horror movie soundtrack and they use samples from these movies as well.

  Rhythm guitars are mostly slow doom/death riffs mixed in with alot of fast playing that is early 90's death metal influenced as well as a small amount of thrash with some melody being utilized while the lead guitars sound very talented with some solos that are very technical and melodic in the classic death metal way, and there is also a small amount of classical guitars which gives the music a very haunting sound.

  Vocals are all deep death metal growls with some high pitched screams being used at times while the lyrics are very gory and seem to be influenced by horror movies and the writings of H.P Lovecraft, as for the production it sounds very raw but professional and all of the instruments have a very brutal sound to them.

  In my opinion Beyond Hell are a very good doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this style you should check this band out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Approaching Doom" "Apopylitic Dreams" "The

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