Header

BEYOND TWILIGHT

Progressive Metal • Denmark


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Beyond Twilight picture
Beyond Twilight biography

Hailing from Hosens, Denmark, BEYOND TWILIGHT was the mind child of Finn ZIERLER (keyboards), who wished to resurrect its previous incarnation, TWILIGHT as a Progressive metal band. TWILIGHT, a melodic/power metal quintet had originally been conceived in 1990 gaining some attention when its debut release "Eye for an Eye" sold 25.000 copies. After it's follow up "The Edge", they disbanded, however in 1999, ZIERLER, having pursued his own musical side projects, returned to the theme, founding BEYOND TWILIGHT. Although for continuity and marketing purposes, the new band carried an almost identical logo and the symbol found on ZIERLER's earlier releases, musically the style changed to a form of dark, sensationalist, theatrical progressive metal with symphonic elements and harmonic vocals, for which the term 'Cinematic metal' was coined by some critics.

ZIERLER returned to the studios in 2000, to commence work on the band's debut, "The Devil's Hall of Fame" (2001), having gathered around him an experienced group of musicians who were to form the bedrock of all three albums. Classically trained Swede, Anders Ericson KRAGH (guitars) is a product of the Stockholm Royal College of Music where he studied the baroque lute & theorbo, while guitarist Anders Devillian LINDGREN (bass), a friend and admirer of KRAGH's, switched to the instrument to join the band. Thomas FREDEN (drums), a session drummer and former TWILIGHT member, having studied drums at the 'Percussion Institute of Technology' in California, was added to the line-up which was completed by accomplished vocalist Jorn LANDE whose inimitable style and range provided arguably the most distinctive hallmark on the album. Already a veteran of three previous outfits (VAGABOND, MUNDANUS IMPERIUM, THE SNAKES), LANDE joined BEYOND TWILIGHT straight after recording ARK's seminal 2nd album "Burn The Sun", and during the writing stage for his own 2nd album, "Worldchanger", released the same year.

"The Devil's Hall of Fame" received early critical acclaim and as a consequence, the band was able to sign to German label Massacre Records, with whom they stayed for the duration of their three albums. An emotionally dark and disturbing Sci-Fi/ horror concept album, the central premise being what happens when an IT operator hacks into his own brain, unleashing the album's keyboard driven chaos of irregular beats, disharmonies and shifts in time signatures.

During the four intervening years between al...
read more

Beyond Twilight official website

BEYOND TWILIGHT MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Hellfire The Devils Hall Of Fame, 2002

BEYOND TWILIGHT forum topics / tours, shows & news


BEYOND TWILIGHT forum topics Create a topic now
BEYOND TWILIGHT tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "beyond twilight"
Post an entries now

BEYOND TWILIGHT Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all BEYOND TWILIGHT videos (2) | Search and add more videos to BEYOND TWILIGHT

Buy BEYOND TWILIGHT Music


For the Love of Art and the MakingFor the Love of Art and the Making
Nightmare Records 2006
Audio CD$9.27
$4.84 (used)
Devil's Hall of FameDevil's Hall of Fame
Nightmare Records 2005
Audio CD$14.19
$11.13 (used)
Section XSection X
Import
Massacre Poland 2005
Audio CD$7.09
$13.22 (used)
Section X (DIGI) & For The Love Of Art And The MakingSection X (DIGI) & For The Love Of Art And The Making
Import
Massacre Records 2009
Audio CD$24.37
$85.91 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BEYOND TWILIGHT Section X (CD) NEW/NO RESERVE US $14.50 Buy It Now 3 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - SECTION X [4028466104526] - NEW CD US $14.98 Buy It Now 4 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING [4028466105080] - NEW CD US $20.64 Buy It Now 4 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT-THE DEVIL´S HALL OF FAME-cd-2001-ORIG US $22.19 Buy It Now 6 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - Section X (CD 2005) factory sealed digipack Progressive Metal US $15.99 Buy It Now 6 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING CD US $9.99 Buy It Now 6 days
For the Love of Art and the Making by Beyond Twilight (CD, Aug-2010,... US $10.95 Buy It Now 7 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART & THE MAKING NEW CD US $22.02 Buy It Now 7 days
Beyond Twilight - For The Love Of Art & The Ma CD US $18.53 Buy It Now 8 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND MAKING CD US $12.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Section X by Beyond Twilight (CD, Aug-2010, Nightmare Records) US $11.99 Buy It Now 9 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT-FOR THE LOVE OF ART & THE MAKING CD NEW US $18.03 Buy It Now 9 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT Devil's Hall Of Fame: JORN LANDE, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, ABSTRAKT... US $12.99 Buy It Now 9 days
JORN The Duke JEWEL CASE CD: ALLEN/LANDE, BEYOND TWILIGHT, THE SNAKES, MILLENIUM US $11.99 Buy It Now 9 days
MANTICORA 8 Deadly Sins CD: EVERGREY, TAD MOROSE, BEYOND TWILIGHT, HARROW US $11.99 Buy It Now 9 days
MUNDANUS IMPERIUM Spectral Spheres Coronation CD JORN, BEYOND TWILIGHT, VAGABOND US $19.99 Buy It Now 9 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR LOVE AND THE ART OF THE MAKING - CD NEW!!!! SEALED!! US $7.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Beyond Twilight - Section X CD - Near Mint US $14.47 Buy It Now 12 days
* BEYOND TWILIGHT - For The Love Of Art And The Making [Factory Sealed] US $13.47 Buy It Now 13 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING [734923003724] - NEW CD US $10.36 Buy It Now 13 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - DEVIL'S HALL OF FAME - NEW CD US $12.13 Buy It Now 14 days
Beyond Twilight - For The Love Of Art & The Ma [CD New] US $13.34 Buy It Now 14 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT-For Love and the Art of the Making CD US $9.99 Buy It Now 14 days
FOR THE LOVE BY BEYOND TWILIGHT (CD) US $21.37 Buy It Now 18 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - SECTION X [734923002024] - NEW CD US $18.06 Buy It Now 19 days
@ CD Beyond Twilight - For Love And The Art Of The Making NEW SS / REPLICA 2006 US $9.99 Buy It Now 20 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT FOR LOVE ... CD MADE IN BRAZIL SEALED US $9.99 Buy It Now 22 days
Beyond Twilight - Section X (CD, 2005, Massacre Records, Germany) NEW SEALED US $14.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Beyond Twilight - For The Love Of Art And The Ma (2006) - Used - Compact Di US $4.93 Buy It Now 24 days
CD Section X Beyond Twilight US $13.95 Buy It Now 27 days
Beyond Twilight - Devil's Hall Of Fame The US $20.44 Buy It Now 29 days
BEYOND TWILIGHT - For The Love Of Art And Making CD US $13.99 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy BEYOND TWILIGHT music online Buy BEYOND TWILIGHT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BEYOND TWILIGHT DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BEYOND TWILIGHT shows & tickets


BEYOND TWILIGHT has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

BEYOND TWILIGHT discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

BEYOND TWILIGHT top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.80 | 74 ratings
The Devils Hall Of Fame
2002
4.00 | 89 ratings
Section X
2005
3.95 | 143 ratings
For The Love Of Art And The Making
2006

BEYOND TWILIGHT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BEYOND TWILIGHT Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

BEYOND TWILIGHT Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BEYOND TWILIGHT Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.92 | 3 ratings
Lurking Fantasia
1999

BEYOND TWILIGHT Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 The Devils Hall Of Fame by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.80 | 74 ratings

BUY
The Devils Hall Of Fame
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Valarius

4 stars Rising from the ashes of power metal band 'Twilight', Danish prog metallers Beyond Twilight's first release 'The Devil's Hall of Fame' is a very twisted journey into the depths of the human mind, and certainly not a record for the weak-hearted.

Having a concept album for a debut can be a big risk for any band, but Beyond Twilight pull it off here, with incredible compositions and production that sound as though they are coming from a band with years and years of experience together, it's exciting to listen to this and imagine what else this group can come up with.

Keyboardist Finn Zierler's layer-upon-layer of dark and gloomy melodies fits perfectly with Anders Kragh's haunting and exciting guitar riffs, all perfectly played in minor keys to bring the best depressions out of anyone. And this chilling and epic tale is told wonderfully by a man who has one of the most "metal voices" out there, Jorn Lande. Highlights of this incredible first- time outing include the dark 'Godless and Wicked', the psychotic and twisted 'The Devil's Waltz' and 'Crying', a song as beautiful as it is chilling.

An interesting and very exciting debut, this certainly isn't the album you'd choose to help lift your spirits, but for some incredibly dark and gothic prog metal, this is a fantastic debut from a band who shows limitless potential.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Section X by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.00 | 89 ratings

BUY
Section X
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by progbethyname

4 stars BEYOND TWILIGHT GO ABOVE & BEYOND BY CREATING A FASCINATING & TRULY BIZARRE CONCEPTUAL ALBUM. 

I shall say first off that BEYOND TWILIGHT have a great album here with the release of SECTION X. SECTION X is a brilliant conceptual album based on some pretty heavy and interesting Sci-fi themes and concepts. In fact; I believe a prologue is needed in this review, so one can get a nice feel for SECTION X's brilliant yet bizarre storyline. Believe me, it adds to the mood for one to actually really want to listen to the album. After all, it's the storyline that got me hooked... in the first place. ;)

The story of SECTION X is about a scientist who discovers Brain Mapping, which is a process that tells us how much of the human brain we use % wise. The scientist (who is in fact nameless) learns that human beings use just 10% of the brain itself. Furthermore, the scientist reveals a cunning and cleaver way to unlock and transfer a persons thoughts, dreams, feelings and visions to any of the unused portions of the brain. By being able to construct this 'window to the brain' the scientist proceeds to create a clone of himself. Going further down the spiral of this radical experiment, the Scientist transfers the contents of Albert Einstein's brain into the clone of himself and the only way this can be done is through virtual reality in the scientist Lab. Now where is gets iffy is that the clone's brain operates exactly like The Scientist Brain, so the thirst and desire for knowledge becomes an excessive and evil fulfillment. The Clone embarks on stealing parts of people's minds who are great musicians, politicians (I've never heard of a great politician) and anyone who has incredible supernatural abilities. Needless to say, the Clone had gone Section H and has acquired a taste for evil, which the clone sees as the most beautiful and purest thing in the world...ah oh! Meanwhile, now that the scientist discovered his clone has gone into a mad stupor by killing and ravishing any human being of worth in his path of reality, The Scientist of course wants to make the clone extinct. The scientist devises a plan to disguise himself as a beautiful woman to eliminate the clone from using and terrorizing human souls. In the end, the Scientist succeeds in killing the clone but when he does kill his doppelgänger his soul begins to crumble in the most unbearable, terrible pain imaginable. Thus, The Scientist soul begins to drown into an ocean of pain creating the most painful death any human has ever been able to experience. Wow! And this is all conveyed through the music!!

Sound like an intriguing story spun into a musical theater of drama and progressive metal!? I should hope so.  Moving on, and to get into the album itself musically, SECTION X is an album that is fueled and centered around the leadership of FINN ZIERLER's keyboards. The keys are lush, vast and extremely creative. I must say, I do enjoy when a band, such as BEYOND TWILIGHT, has a sound that is propelled by synths and keyboards. Its an uncommon thing in Prog-Metal where this occurs cause its usually the Guitars or guitarist that takes center stage. It's the Keys by ZIERLER that dictates the pace of SECTION X, but fans of the acoustic and electric guitar will still be elated with the Guitar mastery of ANDERS EXO KRAGH and rhythm guitarist JACOB HANSEN. Yup. You guessed it! BEYOND TWILIGHT is a double axe wielding guitar band that can shred your face off with some pretty nifty noodling and arpeggios that are so wonderfully high and exalted in the final track of the album, SECTION X. Their is even a choir to back up KELLY 'SUNDOWN' CARPENTER's vocals and stunning chorus line...'This is the wiiiiiilllllllll...forevermooooooooore!!' truly, the SECTION X final track has it all and is the best track on the album. It conveys so much emotion through the incredible musicianship of BEYOND TWILIGHTS capabilities and styles.   But, there is still more to the album than one superb 9:00min epic. The opening track 'BE CAREFUL IT'S MY HEAD TOO' is a wonderful little SCI-FI dialog that explains the cloning procedure is under way, then not long after the 2nd track 'THE PATH OF DARKNESS' gets going and really wakes up the listener with KELLY CARPENTER's moody, screeching and haunting vocals that is accompanied by beautiful keyboards solos and a terrific chorus to the song that takes place for the first time in about 1:35min with in the song. All in all, I have to say that this dark, Sci-Fi album by BEYOND TWILIGHT has some extremely great vocal chorus's placed throughout the album of SECTION X. It's a shorter album being a little under 50min with 8 tracks in all, but the album still gets its point across to the listener with in that time frame just like the ANNO DOMINI album by RIVERSIDE. Sometimes tighter is better. Anyway, the Chorus highlights are in the tracks THE PATH OF DARKNESS, ECSTASY ARISE and of course in the grand finalé SECTION X. KELLY CARPENTER's vocals are simply sublime and he sounds much better when he reaches for the softer, melodic side to his voice.  Another notable mention in the album is the 6th track PORTRAIT F IN DARK WATERS, which is an absolute stunning piano/keyboard solo instrumental from ZIERLER. Here, in this instrumental, you will be showcased with the mastery of ZIERLER's keyboard playing and composition writing. I was truly taken back by how much sheer skill ZIERLER has as a musician and writer. A very big highlight is PORTRAIT F, but it's sadly a short track clocking a little over 2min 30seconds....needless to say I wish it was longer! Ok, so I guess that this is where I will make my disappointment clear on this album.  ZIERLER should have made his instrumental longer and I also felt that SHADOW SELF and THE DARK SIDE were mediocre tracks that didn't blow me away...probably because the chorus was weak in both ;) That is all I can say where I was a bit unhappy, but the album as a whole is rock solid by tying together a very complex story and concept with in a musical theater of sound. 

In Conclusion, SECTION X merits a 4/5 for musicianship and originality from my point of view. I think a lot of SCI-FI junkies will really appreciate the subject matter and fans of NEO PROG will absolutely love the keyboardist/song writer and composer in  FINN ZIERLER. A real treat! Anyhow, this album comes highly recommended from yours truly, and i urge those who decide to give this SCI-FI beast a go to turn the lights off and play it very loud. :) 

In the name of prog....enjoy with all your heart. 

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 For The Love Of Art And The Making by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 143 ratings

BUY
For The Love Of Art And The Making
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Renkls

4 stars To give this four or three stars? Well, I feel inclined to give it three but the concept and ambition forces a four. Intended, I suspect as a single track, this reasonably short album has 43 parts that make up one 38 minute song. Just that the song as it is presented in the order it is isn't that fantastic - musically yeah it's pretty sound, there's plenty that gets said, but the short track length and noticeable transitions between tracks makes the flow unsettling, (which is a part of prog I'll admit, but here seems forced and a bit lazy). The four star rating stands because ideally it can be reordered in almost any way and still make cohesive sense. That shows ambition and for a surprising change,quite a bit of audience participation - though this novelty isn't enough to really pull together the effort however vast into a masterpiece. It's clever and instrumentally engaging at times, though it may not appeal to everyone on equal terms, myself - I don't really love it, but its showing that there is still uncovered territory in prog land, and it's always good to see something original come out.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Section X by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.00 | 89 ratings

BUY
Section X
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is BEYOND TWILIGHT's second album released in 2005. The big change from the debut is the new singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter an American vocalist from the band OUTWORLD. I actually purchased this just because he was singing on it because i'm a big fan of his. I'm one of the few I think who prefer this album to the debut. I like the vocals better and I find this one more interesting and challenging.Tommy Hansen helped mix it and the sound is fantastic.

"Be Careful It's My Head Too!" is a short intro track with processed spoken words that end with "You are in Section X". "The Path Of Darkness" opens with outbursts of sound until it stays heavy with vocals. It settles back then kicks back in before 3 minutes as themes are repeated.The vocals are so good. "Shadow Of Self" opens with heaviness with these background synths. Nice.The tempo picks up quickly and vocals join in. I like the scream 4 minutes in then the synths take over as the drums pound. Ripping guitar after 5 minutes. "Sleeping Beauty" is heavy to start then it settles to an unusually lighter sound including the vocals. It turns nasty after 2 minutes then back to the lighter vocal / piano led sound as contrasts continue. An interesting soundscape before 5 minutes as it gets theatrical.

"The Dark Side" is intense with spoken words then it picks up with vocals. Nice rhythm section with synths 3 minutes in as Kelly continues to spit out the words. Intense stuff. "Portait F In Dark Waters" opens with piano and synths then the tempo picks up before settling again with piano out front. A cool instrumental. "Ecstacy Arise" is heavy and we don't get vocals until before 1 1/2 minutes. A thunderous rhythm section here. Love the instrumental section 5 1/2 minutes in. Vocals are back after 6 1/2 minutes. "Section X" has this bombastic and punchy sound early on with vocals. A guitar solo 3 1/2 minutes in then the tempo picks up a minute later. It settles back before 6 minutes with vocals.

This didn't blow me away by any means but it's one of those albums that grows slowly which I like.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 The Devils Hall Of Fame by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.80 | 74 ratings

BUY
The Devils Hall Of Fame
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is Denmark's BEYOND TWILIGHT's debut released in 2002. So far they've released three studio albums and each has had a different lead vocalist.This one features Jorne Lande who has sung with Norway's ARK among others. I'm not a fan of his Coverdale-like vocals unfortunately but I admit the man can sure sing. I have to agree with UMUR that the music here is pretty generic and safe. It might be because it's a concept album as the focus seems to be on the lyrics more than the music. It's not very dynamic at all instrumentally.

The highlight for me are the opening words where this guy is on the computer trying to get into some program and he's coversing with the computer. Anyway you'd have to hear it to appreciate it. The music then takes over and vocals arrive 2 minutes in on this opening track called "Hellfire". Some male choir-like vocals 6 minutes in followed by a guitar solo. "Godless And Wicked" opens with synths as drums and vocals join in quickly. Synths are back leading the way before 3 minutes then the vocals return.

"Shadowland" is dark and heavy but slower paced with vocals. Surprisingly it turns into a ballad-like section 3 minutes in and these contrasts continue. "The Devil's Waltz" is kind of eerie then the piano and bass take over. Guitar joins in as drums pound. I like it. "Crying" reminds me of a WHITESNAKE tune. Not a fan although I like the heavy rhythm 4 1/2 minutes in. "The Devil's Hall Of Fame" has a great intro then it settles some when the vocals arrive. Still heavy though. The vocals 5 1/2 minutes in sound like they're out of an opera. "Closing The Circle" opens with spoken words then synths wash in with piano. Very mellow. "Perfect Dark" is again laid back with vocals. It's fuller before 2 minutes as drums come in. Male choir-like vocals 3 minutes in.

3 stars is all I can muster for this one. Cool cover art though.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 For The Love Of Art And The Making by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 143 ratings

BUY
For The Love Of Art And The Making
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Ovidiu

4 stars It is really remarkable that albums like this one can bring something new and innovative in todas's music!It's really essential that music moves forward with this kind of albums,and this music must be autitioned by any amateur of what is new and original!Nowadays is extremelly rare to bring a touch of inovation and to dare to break some barriers and to cross some boundaries in terms of creativity and imagination!Definitelly the musicians from the North of Europe,and I speak here about the Scandinavian countries have the will to push a little the musical scene with all kinds of musical directions,in metal especially- trash...power...death...black and,of course,progressive! !BEYOND TWILLINGT is something like a fresh breath in music,and they don';t fallow any musical traces,they have their own way trying permenently to surprise their fans and not only...Well,if we realise the fact that the sensational JORN LANDE was on the first album of the band,of course,we have great expectations from the actual vocalist,which is not bad at all,but sometimes I've got the feeling that he really tries to immitate Jorn,because BEYOND TWILIGHT's music sounds like it's been made for Jorn's amazing voice!FOR THE LOVE OF THE ART AND THE MAKING has so many tracks,and it's almost a torture to read all the titles,musical interludes-that's a little more...too much for the simple purpose to make even more complicated the message of this unique,in it's way,album!We have plenty of sensational moments,the basis for the music,the roots come from black metal sometimes and pure metal ingredients too,and the fabulous imagination of the mastermind of the band FINN ZIERLER .The orchestration,instrumentation is-in my opinion-....far superior to the voice of the vocalist!Sometimes thetre are too many musical ideas in a single song and that makes the audition a little pretentious,but in a good direction!Definitelly,it's metal,but it's not at all 100 % prog metal,it's almost impossible to classify it... and that's good!Almost unbelieveble the timing of the album- 37 minutes,because in the end we have the feeling that the album auditioned had at least 1 good hour!Very recomandable album,not an easy listening ,but it worth the effort at 100 %!!! 4 STARS for an ambitions musical direction!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 The Devils Hall Of Fame by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.80 | 74 ratings

BUY
The Devils Hall Of Fame
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by Lezaza

3 stars In my humble opinion there isn't much that stands out on the debut album of Beyond Twlight. The music is progressive metal, never really taking any long strides outside of the confines of the genre. They're basically splashing around in safe, familiar water. One thing that is quite striking about it though is the extremely slow tempo of the songs. While most bands of the same genre push the limits of fast sweeping and double bass drum blasting, these guys have really gone to some length to go (in a slow-motion voice, please) sloooooow.

The songs are dark, omnious things, with some great instrumental moments. But there is really just one thing that stands out clearly with this release. The vocal work of Jorn Lande. Yes, yes, I know that people always go on about the vocal ability of this man, but on this album he makes such a remarkable display of virtuoso singing ability that it's impossible not to give it a section of its own.

Being a singer myself who has studied music and vocal techniques of all sorts, I always listen to the vocalists of bands with a more critical ear than for the other instrumentalists. It's unbelievably rare to find a good singer who stretches his/her limits both physically and creatively, yet this is exactly what Jorn does on this album. There are so many absurd vocal parts and arrangements throughout the album as Jorn howls, growls and roars his way through the songs, never losing credibility or intensity. This feat alone is impressive, but that he manages to pull it off in such a manner that it sounds fantastic as well is just beyond words. I can't think of any singer in modern metal that can match the vision, power and skill Jorn provides on this record.

This is an ok album with a few standout tracks and catchy melodies, but mostly it should be considered a source of inspiration and awe for singers everywhere.

3/5

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 The Devils Hall Of Fame by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.80 | 74 ratings

BUY
The Devils Hall Of Fame
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars "The Devils Hall Of Fame" is the debut full-length studio album by Danish progressive/power metal act Beyond Twilight. The album was released through Massacre Records in July 2001. Beyond Twilight was born out of the ashes of keyboard player and main composer Finn Zierler´s former band Twilight. Twilight released a couple of album in the 90s before changing their name to Beyond Twilight. The albums were titled "Eye for An Eye (1994)" and "The Edge (1999)" and the band played power metal with some progressive elements.

The music on "The Devils Hall Of Fame" is keyboard driven progressive metal/power metal (not the fast double bass drum Euro power metal kind though). Although the most dominant instruments are keyboards this is not softer styled progressive metal. The music still features lots of heavy guitars and pretty raw vocals by lead singer Jorn Lande (Mastermind, ARK... among others). The music is a bit generic to my ears though, and even though there are loads of great keyboard parts and a few but great guitar solos, and strong vocals throughout, the compositions are basically traditional heavy metal/power metal with only a few progressive elements. Traditional heavy metal/power metal soaked in keyboards is a style of music that needs to be something really special to win me over and "The Devils Hall Of Fame" is a bit too standard for that to happen.

The musicianship are excellent and keyboard player Finn Zierler really needs to be mentioned for his outstanding skills and inventive playing. In addition to that he is a clever composer too even though I could have wished for a few more adventurous song structures. The sound production is professional and for the most part well sounding, but if I have to mention a minor issue, it would be that the guitars are placed too low in the mix.

"The Devils Hall Of Fame" is overall a pretty strong progressive/power metal album and deserves a 3.5 star (70%) rating. It´s recommended to fans of song oriented keyboard driven progressive/power metal with memorable melodies. My minor issues with the album is probably not something that´ll disturb the listening experience for fans of the style.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 For The Love Of Art And The Making by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 143 ratings

BUY
For The Love Of Art And The Making
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by stonebeard

4 stars For the Love of Art and the Making came out of nowhere last year, at least for me, and I know a lot of forum members were stunned at how this album by somewhat unheard of prog-metal band (Beyond Twilight) was gearing to be one of the top rated releases off 2006. So, I wanted to see what the hype was. I've not heard anything else by Beyond Twilight, but after hearing this, I think I might. I'm not sure if I knew that the album would have the chaotic setup it has when I ordered it, but I'm glad I wasn't deferred in some other way. For the Love of Art and the Making is full of gorgeous melodies and creative riffs, even if they are not always strung together in the most condusive way. But given the premise for this album (being able to randomize the track order for a different listening experience each time--something I've not done yet), I think it works very well. I think the album is much more tasteful than any recent Dream Theater or Symphony X album (though Paraduse Lost cut back on the cheese significantly), without the constant showoff soloing which becomes far less impressive as one becomes more familiar with that type of songwriting. For the Love of Art and the Making feels much more orchestrated, with flourishes, dynamics, movements, recurring themes, and a variety of orchestrated synths (tasteful, mind you) mixing with heavy metal guitars very well. The album always manages to keep my attention, though one might see this as a sort of Attention Deficit Disorder with music, as it seems to jump from theme to theme constantly. This chaos is both good and bad, because there are fleeting moments which I wish would stay longer than they do. Luckily, there aren't any poor moments I wish to be over with before they wear out their welcome. It all works together, both the sometimes brutal and often beautiful aspects of the music. For the Love of Art and the Making was on my list of top Progressive music from 2006 and it should be a great listen for a fan of melodic and somewhat orchestrated progressive metal.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 For The Love Of Art And The Making by BEYOND TWILIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.95 | 143 ratings

BUY
For The Love Of Art And The Making
Beyond Twilight Progressive Metal

Review by avatar

5 stars For The Love Of Art And The Making is the most mysterious and complex concept album in Music History. After several months puzzling about it, I think I´ve found something. IMHO, this album develops 6 CONCEPTS, or layers of concepts, simultaneously:

A first meaning (MYTH), with a storybook that continues where Section X ended, relating a "virtual descent to Hell" somehow inspired in Orpheus and Eurydice and the legend of Ariadne, the Labyrinth and the Minotaur.

Three meanings more (RITE), in witch the structure of the album is related to that of an initiation rite, musical creation and BDSM.

A fifth meaning (MEMORY) that shows us Beyond Twilight´ history, in its foundation´s tenth anniversary.

And a sixth meaning (TRUTH AND JUSTICE), about the falsehood of Jorn Lande´s words about Section X.

But there´s more, much more: number 6 as a symbol, baroque emblems, Stravinski and Liszt, Paul Dunbar´s poetry, egyptian goddess Ma´at.

Absolute masterpiece!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to Jared for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.80 seconds