30th January 2017 0 By John Deaux

It’s not very often that an album surpasses a band’s debut, but that’s exactly what Beyond The Black have managed to achieve with their new album Lost In Forever which is a massive slice of Gothic/symphonic metal in the vein of early Within Temptation & After Forever.

The band had their entire lives to write their debut Songs of Love & Death & had very little time to put together what is supposedly a bands difficult album, the 2nd release.

Beyond The Black have gone from strength to strength since their inception in 2014 & this album is an absolute masterpiece. Lost in Forever was originally released February 2016 & entered the German charts at #4. This worldwide release has been expanded & now features 17 tracks along with a massive run time of 77:48. At 77+ minutes you would think that this album would be heavy going & not for listening to in one sitting. Rest assured tho you wont want to turn this album off or even skip any tracks. 

There is not a bad track on this album. Jennifer Habens soaring voice coupled with the shredtastic playing of Chris Hermsdörfer makes this album compulsive listening. In fact since being sent a copy by the label this hasn’t been off the AATR office playlist.

From ballads such as Beautiful Lies & Against The World through to full on kick your arse tracks Written In Blood & Forget My Name, this opus has something for everyone. Even death metal style vocals on Shine & Shade.

A perfect blend of cinematic, symphonic & Goth metal. If you’re a fan of Lacuna Coil, Kamelot & even Evanescence, this album is going to rock your world.

It’s only January & this album is going to take some beating.

Track List
1. Lost In Forever
2. Beautiful Lies
3. Written In Blood
4. Against The World
5. Beyond The Mirror
6. Halo Of The Dark
7. Dies Irae
8. Forget My Name
9. Burning In Flames
10. Nevermore
11. Shine And Shade
12. Heaven In Hell
13. Love’s A Burden
14.The Other Side
15.Dim The Spotlight
16.Our Little Time
17.Rage Before The Storm

Release Date
13th January 2017

Checkout Beyond The Black HERE

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