Review Summary: For experimental metal this is a good as it gets.
Sometimes people get scared of the tag experimental which is definitely warranted. With this, who knows what you could be getting. Maybe a jumping of genre to genre, female-pig squels, or even candy cane. Yeah what i said doesn't sound good at all and sometimes that's just how experimental is but with Behold we have a different story.
They've actually manage to create a cohesive album that is extremely experimental at the same time. What this means is that you can actually sit through their songs without saying damn what the hell is going on here, i can't handle this. At times you may here tempos shift and odd-chord progressive but what really gets you about this album is that you will probably say how did they make all this possible. Without a doubt, it was through excellent song writing and thoughtful trial and error that brought us to Skullgrid.
Tracks like "Canada" show of all the skills of each musician including the bass which is immediately prominant throughout the album which adds to the excitment. With Canada we start with a mid paced alternated obscure chord progression with a bass that stays in key but is wild all over place yet sooo well placed. In the middle of track there is a clean section that ties the whole song together with effective dynamics.
The drums are definately a highlight here too; they always manage to stand out as much as the guitar riffs themselves and sometimes even more. in "You are number six" they're liking to a shizophrenic compulsive mind of a musical genius, they never comprimise and always drive the feeling of the track forward and are never out of place either.
The musical tone is dark on this album which can be appealing to most because nothing is worse than a wanking cheese clown fest. "You are number six" is a major highlight showing extremely slow tempos which allow room for exploration. It's one of the best tracks so definitely go with that. The darker tones of the track really well placed amongst other sporatic tracks and odd ones.
I highly rec this to all who want fresh music that is different than metal's commonalities. This is instrumental death metal with experimentation that is as good as any song in the genre itself. GET THIS NOW