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Review: Darktrance - Beyond the Gates of Insanity
Beyond the Gates of Insanity

Label: Solitude Productions
Year released: 2009
Duration: 41:00
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 1/5

Review online: January 7, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Beyond the Gates of Insanity

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (10 Votes)

I pretty much hated this band's last disc, the tedious Ghosts in the Shells, and this one is not any better. I think the major problem this band has is a complete lack of focus, as they just cannot stick with a sound. This has elements of post-metal, as well as some melodeath, some 'core influences...none of it used in any way that would make sense. This just lurches around, doing a little of this, a little of that, none of it well. The riffs are repetitive, the guitar sound is rubbish, the vocals are a processed monotone rasp, the clean vocals are just as processed, and suck deep and hard. This sounds like someone who doesn't understand Black Metal trying to make some, when they really only like ambient and indie rock. I think this guy would be happier if he stopped trying to make Black Metal and just went and did something else. I think we'd all be happier.

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