Beneath The Sky
In Loving Memory


3.5
great

Review

by Hunter Ramirez USER (39 Reviews)
August 31st, 2010 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's nothing new, but it is solid.

Beneath the Sky was a zombie loving deathcore band from that seemed to dominate the underground for a short bit with their song “7861”, however many fans are divided on what to thank of their album “The Day That Music Died”, some fans see it as the band at their peak while others tend to see them actually killing music in the process. While Beneath the Sky offers some fun zombie laced deathcore, the band unfortunately does not offer anything new or original. After the group disbanded and reformed almost overnight many were wondering how their upcoming new album strangely titled “In Loving Memory” would fare in comparison to the two previous albums.

The album is taking new territory....for the band. Instead of a deathcore ridden sound comparable to Upon a Burning Body the group decides to take a more melodic approach in the way of metalcore. Now instead of Bring Me the Horizon changing from “Count Your Blessings” to “Suicide Season” the band has decided to change into a more Killswitch Engage style. Which helps and actually manages to work for the group. However if you're bored with bands like the aforementioned Killswitch there's very little you'll find here that's all that different.

The first actual track “Sorry, I'm Lost” actually managed to surprise me with an audible bass, and the admitted improved vocal work, which the range ranges from rough high screams, your average hardcore growl, and clean vocals that sound somewhat similar to something you'd hear in post-hardcore. And if you're wondering, YES! there are breakdowns and plenty of them. Tracks like “In Loving Memory”, and “To Die For” seem to really play on the melodic side with breakdowns, which tend to more or less save this album and add a nice variation. While tracks like “Terror Starts at Home” and “Static” embrace their still heavy side in a much more pleasing way then I've remembered, some might be put off by the sheer number of breakdowns, but this is a release from a band that used to be deathcore.

Overall this is the band's finest release to date, and honestly makes me curious to see what's around the corner. While some tracks are way too predictable, and some just simply rely on the breakdown too much. Others seem to do things just right (check out the title track, if you want a good example). This isn't anything new, and it isn't going to change the world, but it's a solid, fun release.



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ThePalestMexican
August 31st 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

First review since my 4 day leave.
Tell me I'm pretty =D

ConsiderPhlebas
August 31st 2010


6157 Comments


Good review. Hate this though. The lyrics are hilarious.



"Cut the fuckers dick off!!!"

ThePalestMexican
August 31st 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The music video scene for that was HIL-AR-RI-OUS!

dixoncocks
September 1st 2010


2601 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thats some hostel shit

Winsomniac
September 1st 2010


7983 Comments


Video did horrible things to my mind. Still lol'd though.

Maniac!
September 1st 2010


26250 Comments


pos'd, great review. probably one of your best so far

ChancyWancy
September 6th 2010


31 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Great review. I think the major downside to the album, aside from predictable elements that metalcore seems to always have, was the lyrics. Some were above decent, but the lyrics for their first single 'Terror Starts At Home' didn't work for me. Still their best album to date. The vocals were the obvious strong point, and have kept me between a 3.5 and a 4.

promiseswept
September 25th 2010


846 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

pos'd

i love "a tale from the northside" so much hahaha...

Eulogize
March 23rd 2011


2969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Been listening to this probably all too much, it's really good, I'm probably overkilling it right now
though.

sspedding
June 12th 2011


4773 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

in loving memory is pretty good

crowing51
June 12th 2011


3453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album does have a few good moments. I was soo surprised that YouTube didn't pull that video though lol

RobotJesus
December 6th 2011


432 Comments


My buddies cousin directed the music video for terror starts at home haha

Pharoh
January 14th 2012


3326 Comments


7861 is pretty good

DinoX
January 14th 2012


3582 Comments


this however...

Eulogize
January 14th 2012


2969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Title track is still awesome but the rest is eh. Don't know how or why I enjoyed this as much as I used to.

Hospital
January 15th 2012


2061 Comments


never heard this but...

THEY FOUND YO BAWDY!
HANGIN FROM THE SEEL-LIN!

HaloDude442
January 21st 2012


693 Comments


in loving memory is the shit. a few other good songs, but that one really stands out to me

DotEight
January 19th 2013


5593 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

In Loving Memory and A Tale From The Northside are what make this a 2.5.



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