Review: The Beckoning - Desolate
- Artist: The Beckoning
- Album: Desolate
- Release date: July 1, 2014
- Record label: Independent
- Track listing:
- "The Sifting"
- "Desolate Sanctuary"
"The Sifting" starts this EP with very death metal/thrash metal guitars. The vocals sounds like a mixture of Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice and Kris McCaddon of Embodyment combined with the power metal vocals of Jimmy Brown of Deliverance. This track, along with the other, are both 9 minutes. 3 minutes in, is a slow melodic solo and at 4 minutes, some melodic female singing comes in. The song is very melodic.
"Desolate Sanctuary" starts with thrash metal guitars, some symphonic elements, and death metal drum fills. And female vocals. It very melodic, and reminds me of Comrades until the death growls come in and they even give off a hardcore feel! There is so much going on with this song with so many genres jammed into one or two songs, it's simply incredible! They have some power metal vocals that reminds me of Cage. (I mean the power metal band, for those wondering.) Around 4 minutes the song takes a instrumental Progressive metal turn like Extol style. 5:30 or so is when the vocals shout something and then a crazy legit solo comes in. You can't nail down this band to one genre. But if you had to try, it would have to be a new one. Sypowerogressiveathrash metal.
Overall: The EP is jam packed with talent, musically and vocally. It is very progressive and words can't describe how much talent is in there. I'm more of a Death/Thrash Metal guy but I was impressed with this. Go download this thing here: http://www.thebeckoningcanada.bandcamp.com
Sounds Like: Living Sacrifice, Embodyment (Embrace the Eternal era), Cage, Deliverance, Extol, Comrades
- Roy Turple - Drums, Vocals
- Meghann Turple - Keyboards, Vocals
- Eldon Loewen - Guitar, Bass
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