Thursday 12 June 2014

Beneath The Storm - Evil Reflection - Album Review

Evil Reflection cover art

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: June 2ndh 2014
Label: Argonauta Records

Evil Reflection - track listing:

1.To Dust 08:23
2.Helen 11:41
3.Silent Exhale 08:23
4.Oceans Of Sleep 07:55
5.The Endless Void 08:51
6.Frozen 17:11


Beneath The Storm has risen from the depths of hell to bring doom upon humanity.

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One dangerous and disturbing mind. All of the information you need to know!!!


Beneath The Storm originally scared the hell out of me back in July 2013 when I reviewed his epic and creepy masterful debut album – Temples Of Doom. It's stylish and violent onslaught of Funeral Doom Based Sludge/Post-metal riffs left me in quite a state. It was a loud as hell album that slowly turned my whole world upside down.

Less than 12 months later the one-man noise terrorist known as Beneath The Storm is back with his stunning 2nd album – Evil Reflections. And it makes his debut album sound like a collection of nursery rhymes. This album is 62 minutes of pure unwanted Funeral Doom Metal torture with added layers of Ambient based Sludge Metal added to fuck up your entire world.

Each of the songs are expertly played and written by one crazy as hell individual. I don't know who is behind Beneath The Storm. And I have interviewed him on the blog. Maybe the mysterious edge is a good thing as you don't want to know who is behind these dark and delicious twisted riffs that is in store for you on the album. If you're a fan of Temples Of Doom then you're going to in your element here as Beneath The Storm cranks up the tension unlike before.

Opening track – To Dust – sets up the scene perfectly as it portrays a bleak and barren atmosphere where moods are ruled by distorted noises of Doom, Sludge, Drone combining with sinister soundbytes to fuck up your entire world. From then on you're treated to an onslaught of of intense violent moods that will make you feel very jaded indeed. This album left me in one ugly pissed off mood with it's unflinching portrayal of brutality within the world.

Helen and Silent Exhale only brings more Doom and Gloom to the surface as the elements of the music kill off any happy thoughts or memories you may have. Though the album's standout track is the epic 18 minute track – Frozen – which takes you further to the depths of hell itself. Distorted violent noises once again rule your pitiful little world where there is no escaping from.

Evil Reflection is a dark, moody and unflinching ride into the darkness. Don't say I didn't warn you if this album leaves you an emotional shivering wreck.

A brilliant and twisted work of genius.

Evil Reflection is now available to buy from BandCamp now and CD via Argonauta Records. Thanks to Gero at Argonauta Records for sending me a copy to review.

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Written by Steve Howe