THE BEYOND is a very cool Death Metal band hailing from Italy. These guys formed
out of the ashes of DEFORMED AGONY back in 2011. "DECAYING DEATH" is the
bands first release to date. It is a four song EP of crushing old school Death Metal music.
They play old school Death Metal in a '90's style that combines many elements of U.S.
mid western Death Metal with Floridian Death Metal and European Death Metal. THE
BEYOND basically has taken elements from all the great Death Metal scenes of the '90's
and created their own brand of Death Metal from that era. I like the way that the album
doesn't sound over produced and really makes you feel like your back in that era. The
music has a crunchy and some what crusty guitar sound that reminds of when Thrash
Metal was merging with Death Metal. The drums beats have a combined style of groove
meets brutality meets high adrenaline. They actually reminded me a little of my old band
FAMILY OF FREAKS music wise. The vocals are done in a mid ranged sometimes thick
Death Metal growl style that is some what understandable. I kept thinking of early
VICIOUS CIRCLE meets BOLT THROWER combined with ENTOMBED. I am a
huge fan of all these bands so of course I was loving what THE BEYOND was doing.
These guys have started out with an amazing release and if these guys would have come
out in the '90's I'm sure we would be using them as an influence for many of the bands
today. THE BEYOND has a lot to do to top this "DECAYING DEATH" EP. Let's hope
we get at least the same type of quality Death Metal on their next release, but we need
more than just four songs. One highly impressive debut. Plus these guys named
themselves after a Lucio Fulci movie title!