Feeling like easily their most accomplished and focused work to date, Omnium Gatherum?s 5th full-length offering, Beyond, is a monster of a record and a must have treat for fans of melodic death metal. This band ? who refers to their style as Life and Death Metal ? has always had a unique and particular approach to melodic death metal, giving them more than enough of an identity to stand above the legion of peers within the genre. It?s hard to find a track here that isn?t entertaining, and each offers up enough individualism to stand strongly on their own. The real beauty of this record is the sum of its parts though, with all tracks coming together to form a beast of a metal album and one with a nice, uniform feel. If the band was floundering in its past release or two, they?ve come back stronger than ever, and hopefully can continue to expand on their niche within the genre.