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Beyond Twilight


Progressive Metal

3.81 | 98 ratings

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5 stars Probably Beyond Twilight's best effort until now. Logically, this album feels like it could be their latest and most mature, instead it's a brilliand debut. Mature, powerful, very original.

Stand out points:

- This album gives a new meaning to low tempo metal. A lot of this masterpiece's beats don't exceed 120-130 in tempo, and still manage to burst in power. Perfect example: the brilliant opening track, Hellfire. The title describes the song perfectly, and Shadowland, track 3.

- An epic, monstruous voice : Jorn Lande, seen in such bands as Ark (Norway) and Masterplan. He's done a superb job here, his best performance I'd say. His best track on the album : Godless and Wicked. Amazing. Look out for "I am half alive here...". Chills... He is replaced on the latter records by Kelly Carpenter and Bjorn Jansson, who IMO can't fill the void this monster left.

- Excellent mood progression through the album : no dull passages, maybe a few weaker moments, but never falling into cliché or repetition. From Hellfire, to Perfect Dark, through the Shadowland and The Devil's Hall of Fame, this album is a ride through Hell.

- Progressive Metal at its best: never too technical, no excessive soloing or endless instrumental passages with no particular meaning.

Superb album.

mono | 5/5 |


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