Beyond the TidesAristaeus
99.827% of you have never heard of this band. I know a few have...
I spread the word pretty well in my school and I know a few in Tulsa
know. I haven't offically bought the only recording by this artist,
but the songs were e-mailed to me by the guitarist, Killian Thorn.
It's a demo, so it consists of a whopping three tracks. However,
the force and quality [music-wise] of the three songs make up for
the lack of tracks.
first I want to discuss and my favorite, Beyond the Tides. It's
a mellow song, slow paced. But that doesn't mean it lacks the black
metal glory this band is capable of stirring up. On the recording
I listened to, which I understand were cheaply recorded and the
mixing is rough-hewn, there are two dominant forces. Beautifully
harmonic guitars and unforgiving growling vocals. There are, of
course, the like elements... drums, bass, and I'm sure another guitar.
This song is one of my favorite songs and no doubtly the best example
of the power of Aristaues that is open to the public as of now.
next song is a driving Carnilian
Sky. The vocals are more unforgiving and the guitar lines, mainly
lead guitar, are the best I've ever heard. Whut these guys do with
melody and harmonics is amazing. The vocals hit first, which is
usually the case with black metal, but whut stands out and will
probably be most rememberable is the lead guitar line. It sounds
like the Megaman theme meets the Lufia Doom Tower theme played at
a breakneck pace.
is the song I'd least expected to hear. The title is Summer's Over.
It's an accoustic song, but a powerful one. The song is slow...
the guitars are slow and the vocals are slow, but that doesn't lower
it's greatness. I cannot describe in words how surprised I was that
this band could produce a slow-paced accoustic and succeed this
by Tom of Black Illusion