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ALBUM OF THE MONTH
With The Beyond
Deathbell
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Deathbell
(With The Beyond)
2018
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Doom
Sounds Like:
Acid King, Windhand, Pallbearer
Sit back, grab your favorite adult beverage and soak in the cosmic doom of Deathbell. The foursome from Toulouse, France hit all the right notes on their debut release With The Beyond, it’s majestic heaviness at its finest. Lead singer Lauren Gaynor is a refreshing vocalist in the doom genre. Her style is very monotone and trippy, giving the band their identity. Not only can she hold a note, but she has this dark, yet seductive aura that will lure you in on the very first listen.

The tone of the album is very atmospheric and spacious rather than the typical onslaught of sludge. Combine the thick bass and dark percussion and you have yourself one heavy beast of an album. The guitars have this weightless psychedelic vibe that is crushing, yet beautiful. The splashes of trippy synth work that shows up time to time really helps accentuate their psychedelic aura. With The Beyond has been dominating our rotation in recent weeks as their brand of psych doom is all-out absorbing and fresh. In our eyes they are already on par with acts like Acid King or Pallbearer to name a few.

ROTATION RECAP:
Weight of the Heavy
9.6 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
9.8 of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure
9.6 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.5 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.5 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
9.5 of 11

Production Value
9.6 of 11

Standout Track(s)
Sometimes we seek out a track to lure in a first time listener. No standout tracks on this one, the whole album flows of intoxicating psych doom.

Alcohol Pairing
Grab some Ceremonial IPA from Burial. The North Carolina based brewery has quite the collection of brews to choose from and the artwork for the cans is just flat out tremendous.

Lasting Impression 
We were shocked to see it’s this is a ‘Name Your Price’ album on Bandcamp, its borderline criminal. This is top of the line doom here folks and we have no doubt fans of majestic heaviness will fall in love with this album. - 4/3/2018

Tracklist:
1. With The Beyond 04:13
2. Emerald Eyes Shine 06:24
3. Come To Trouble 09:35
4. Over The Rim 04:43
5. They Still Wander 05:49
6. Rise From Your Grave 06:16

Band Members:
Lauren Gaynor - vocals & keys
Bastien Commelongue - guitars & keys
Valentin Troï – bass
Robin Draye - drums

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