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.