1349
Beyond the Apocalypse


4.5
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Review

by 94_Hours USER (4 Reviews)
July 14th, 2005 | 19 replies | 7,062 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


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1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse
One of the newer modern black metal bands out of Scandinavia. Beyond The Apocalypse is their latest release and in my opinion, their best.

Chasing Dragons - 4/5
Awesome fast intro. Then moves into a high-pitched tremolo-picking first verse. Then a dark low breakdown full of double bass and low growls. Speeds back up with some crazy drumming. At 3:45 everything stops but the guitar and then wicked-fast drumming starts again and the singing comes back. The tremolo-picking melodies change at least 4 times in this song. At around 5:30 the guitar changes and gets really dark and evil until about 5:45. The last minute and a quarter are straight banging black metal

Beyond The Apocalypse - 3.5/5
Starts out slower with a really cool guitar lead and fast drumming. Then into the fast riffing verse. Really fast and intricate guitar work in the verse. Guitar changes and goes into another verse. The singing remains brutal and evil. At around 2:25 the song gets higher and faster. The rest of the song remains fast and heavy.

Aiwas Aeon - 4/5
high-pitched guitar intro that repeats many times then moves into tremolo-picking and fast drums. The intro repeats again and then the singing starts around the 1:00 mark. Transition at 1:33. Double bass used a lot on this track. Less dark and evil than other songs due to the higher pitched guitars.

Nekronatalenheten - 4/5
Tremolo-picking right from the start. Drums start in faint and slow and then move into a slow, steady beat with the toms and then double bass as the verse starts. The drums are the most significant thing on this track. The singing starts around 1:12. The breakdown at around 1:50 has some cool string bending effects. At around 2:55 there�s a time sig change and the music kind of goes progressive for a while. At about 3:52, it goes back to pounding double bass and fast lead guitars until the end.

Perished In Pain - 3.5/5
The intro sounds like something you�d hear from emperor. The singing starts at :45. First time I�ve heard pinch harmonics so far. At around 1:50 there�s an amazing breakdown that only lasts around 15 seconds. Nothing too special as far as this song goes.

Singer Of Strange Songs - 5/5
Starts off with a double bass drum intro that I love! First song so far with this much use of power chords and the only black metal song I�ve heard with octaves. First breakdown at around :55. The second Verse has a great original sounding guitar lead. At 1:49 theres a extremely fast breakdown with crazy drums. At 2:40 some really eery guitar leads start. The screaming is very aggressive in this song. It goes instrumental for about 35 seconds. This song has so many transitions it�s amazing!

Blood Is The Mortar - 3/5
The intro is dark and fast paced with tremolo-picking. The verse uses power chords instead of tremolo-picking. Great vocals in the verse. At 1:22 it speeds up considerably. At about 2:00 there�s a breakdown that is extremely eery. There�s also pinch harmonics in this song every here and there. Last :20 or so are extremely fast.

Internal Winter - 4.5/5
The longest song on the CD (7:41.) Slow and evil intro with power chords and intricate drumming. Singing finally starts around 1:28. More use of power chords. Breakdown at around 2:50. New verse progression starts around 4:09. Big breakdown at 4:40. Tremolo-picking bridge at around 5:10. Very nice solo at the end. The song kind of carries on for more than it should.

The Blade - 6/5
The last song on the album coming in at around 6 minutes. It stays almost completely silent for about the first minute until whispers start becoming clearer. Then an organ starts to play, then the drums follow with a slow and simple beat. The guitar then comes in with a gentle lead. At around 3:15 it kicks into gear with eery singing and slow and evil guitar and drumming. Just overall an amazingly eery song. Truly an amazing song. The 6 minutes just whiz by. The ending is very silent...


The album as a whole is amazing. I found the album to fly by. Each song has so many different breakdowns and transitions it�s amazing

I hope everyone finds this review decent and helpful


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94_Hours
July 14th 2005



73 Comments


the album cover wasnt the right format so it didnt show up but it looks like this

http://www.sinister.com.au/_reviews/music/1349/1349_beyondapocalypse.jpg

Shadows
Moderator
July 14th 2005



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good review. Some good raw black metal, although not as good as many tell me. Frost is a monster.This Message Edited On 10.31.05

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 14th 2005



2125 Comments


Nice review. Sucky band though.

Ad Absurdum
July 17th 2005



44 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good review; decent album.

NEDM
September 20th 2005



1113 Comments


[quote=azathoth]Good review; decent album. [/quote]

Ditto

Aakon_Keetreh
September 23rd 2005



448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

awsome band, one of my favortie black metal bands

Ominous Inane
August 24th 2007



188 Comments


I don't find this band very good at all, lots of better black metal out there.

quaazi
January 3rd 2009



200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great work on all instruments here. Ravn is a great vocalist. Like all memorable black metal vocalists (like Varg or Dead) he has some quality about him that gives him an edge. In this case, it's a certain assertiveness, he sings with authority. Like a liutenant at battle perhaps.

Hawks
January 3rd 2009



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nothing here really stands out from a lot of the other black metal bands, but its still a very solid album.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 3rd 2009



16027 Comments


Haven't heard anything by this band yet, but I've known of them for a while. I think I may download Hellfire today and see how it goes.

Digging: Katatonia - Kocytean

Hawks
January 3rd 2009



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah give it a try. You'll probably like it. Nothing that you haven't heard before, but still really good.

fireaboveicebelow
January 3rd 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I still need to buy this

masscows
January 3rd 2009



2236 Comments


nah this band really isn't good at all, they're like what it would sound like if Marduk payed tribute to DMDS-era Mayhem

panagiotis
February 23rd 2009



192 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

amazing album. 1349 deliver 1st quality black metal with every release. I do not expect to listen something new from them. They do their job perfect. Cold dark and ear piercing black metal

Digging: Kriegsmaschine - Enemy of Man

Zyhaal
January 28th 2010



193 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not their best album, but you should all check out Hellfire if you want to get into 1349. Terrific riffs throughout the album and crazy drumming from Frost. And I agree with quaazi, he has some quality that gives him an edge.

FR33L0RD
June 13th 2011



1458 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Surprisingly good

Hawks
June 13th 2011



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

1349 is good in general. All of their albums slay, with the exception of Revelations of the Black Flame.

Zyhaal
June 23rd 2011



193 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This has grown more and more on me, and I can safely say this is easily their best! Blood is the Mortar absolutely kicks ass

FR33L0RD
August 26th 2011



1458 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Listening session in progress.
IMHO, still excellent album.



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