And then when the time comes, outcomes the fucking air guitar, because the solos are awesome. There are parts where the album slows down a bit, and allows more variety, as well. Variation that is well used, but not over-used. It's a perfect fucking blend. It's great, truly an awesome album. The bass for me has the same problems as it did with Seven Churches. It's not loud enough. Simple problem with a simple solution.
A song where the bass stands out the most would have to be in the song "Seance". It's awesome, and it serves the best possible purpose: ripping the shit, and making the song sound as kick ass as possible. It's hard of hearing in some songs, but when it does show it's ugly mug, it's fuckin' awesome. The drums on this album are the biggest turn around. There is a ton of variety and great use of all toms and cymbals alike.
Again, it CAN get repetitive, but if you pick your battles, it's not nearly as monotonous as it CAN be played and heard out to be. There is one problem though Remember how I said that they have changed, but at the same time, they haven't?
Well here's the cake taker The drums and vocals are too loud still They drown out the guitar and the bass way too much. Now this is made better by the fact that the guitar and vocals are clearer and cleaner, but it still has an effect that I would rather it not have.
The vocals are, well, what can I say They are perfect. Except for the little problem above, they are fucking awesome. I can't say anything more about them.
I've said all that could possibly be said. Now, this album is awesome. I implore you, get this album and listen to it right now, whether you have or haven't heard it yet.
Listen to it, now. It's incredible, and you won't be disappointed. The second album after a masterpiece is always a difficult goal to achieve, especially when that masterpiece is called Seven Churches. After two years from that monstrous birth, Possessed are back with another full length and something has changed. The sound is clearer than in the past with less hellish atmospheres that branded their debut.
The technique by the members has improved a lot in the solos and in the rhythmic session. This song is mostly mid paced with riffs that reminded me early Exodus for the mid paced progression and the almost progressive soloing!
The title track is remarkable for some strange sounds on the background and the truly twisted atmosphere. This is a real bloodbath.
This is no Seven Churches. That is a basic fact, and is not meant as a knock against the album, as there are very few albums that are Seven Churches, or at least of comparable levels of quality, influence, and downright awesomeness. This one does not have the influence, or quite as much compositional quality. However, it does have the downright awesomeness. This is not the seminal death-metal release that the one before it was; instead, this is pretty much a standard thrash LP.
The previous was a hallmark for , the year of Hell Awaits and Bonded by Blood. This one is a thrash LP for a year of oh-so-many thrash albums, where the genre started to splinter horribly - Kreator, Slayer, Dark Angel being the vanguard that exploded the genre further and further away from the Piranhas and the Chemical Warfares of the world On the other end, thrash was starting to come up lame, as everyone and his grandmother decided that they too could write simple basher riffs and get away with it.
I can't really think offhand of an also-ran thrash LP from '85, but I can think of plenty from ' Cyclone, anyone?
I won't even get into the bastardisation of the genre, and of metal as a whole, that arrived with Metallica - I'll just note that by , thrash was done as an artform with three releases, and anything that came out during or after that year was at best a real fucking banger. And thus, I will stop comparing it to its predecessor, and evaluate it as it is. A vicious, completely out-there guitar tone, reminiscent of the first Coroner demo at times, combined with extremely crisp and tight riffage A simple and effective song.
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Your email address will not be published. Skip to content Category: lossless. Browse Home lossless. First month free. Beyond the Gates is the second album by death metal band Possessed. It took a different direction from their debut, Seven Churches.
Compared to Seven Churches, Beyond the Gates has a more technical feeling and, due to poor production, a muddy sound. Reception was mixed, with some very disappointed by the album for the sound and production, while others were happy with the new direction of the band. Beyond the Gates became a sign of Possessed's decline, as they only released the EP The Eyes of Horror before they officially disbanded. The vinyl release of the album featured an enhanced gatefold-style format: the "gates" of the front cover opened outward, exposing several flaps that opened further to reveal a large, nine-panel illustration of a line of demonic creatures approaching over a desert landscape.
Lyrics were included on the inner sleeve. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. See more. Vinyl, December 6, "Please retry". Audio, Cassette, Original recording remastered, March 30, "Please retry". Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Seven Churches. Revelations Of Oblivion. Beyond The Gates incl. Altars Of Madness.
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Sample this album Artist Sample. The Heretic. March to Die. No Will to Live. The Beasts of the Apocalypse. Restless Dead. Dog Fight.Beyond the Gates () & The Eyes of Horror () combined as one release (). On the CD version the song listing indicates 'Intro' (1.) & 'The Heretic' (2.) as two separate tracks when in reality they are combined as one track (1.), as a result the entire number order is off by one.