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4 stars Album and track titles immediately are anticipating some time of unrest. For several reasons the AISLES crew went through a very difficult phase with some painful moments during recent years, what almost ended in a disbandment. Fortunately, at this point, they could withstand the storm. And so finally here we have a new album at hand that took round about 3 years for having it done. Guitarist Germán Vergara describes it as a 'record of crisis, but also of inspiring moments'. Hence the other good news is following right now: despite everything no downfall, 'Beyond Drama' is of the same high caliber as usual, by example just when being compared with the highly praised 'Hawaii' album from 2016.

For sure a significant change concerning the line up, singer Israel Gil substituted Sebastian Vergara some years ago. The new voice is not a simple copy-cat thing, but similarly embedded into the overall sound anyhow. On the other hand, I would say the way of expressing is significantly differing. Towards a more extroverted style, while considering some new videos presented since the joining. Furthermore fabulous implementation regarding all instruments. Technically seen there's nothing to be desired. The initiating track Fast certainly turns out to be a powerful highspeed entry. And then Thanks To Kafka convinces with extraordinary drumming.

The variable and touching Time basically comes as a ballad, but breaks out of its role at times. Concerning the song writing as such the extended The Plague seems to have been their biggest challenge. The punchy instrumental Game Over finalizes the album with typical band flavour. Hopefully the song title does not implement an inevitable statement, an insurmountable hurdle. Some rumours are coming up about another major line up change. There's enough potential available to survive anyhow, to hold up the top AISLES level, evidently demonstrated with the recent two albums.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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