Beyond The Styx - Sentence - Reviewed By Metal-Roos! Sunday February 6 2022, 6:21 PM
Beyond The Styx - Sentence - Reviewed By Metal-Roos!

Beyond The Styx - Sentence - Reviewed By Metal-Roos ! Check it out here at this link:

Raw, violent, real, and straightforward. Utterly brutal, and wickedly smashing, the latest release by France’s Beyond the Styx is the perfect balance between metal’s fast blazing riffs, and hardcore’s anger and pure rage.

The sentence is the logical follow up to Stigma, as it takes the same overall identity of a band dripping with genuineness and authenticity, and blends in elements that are more technical in the form of solos, riff writing, and song structures, giving birth to one of the most face grinning albums I’ve encountered in a while. There is nothing more to say than the fact that the LP melts your face riff after riff, and crushes your skull breakdown after breakdown, as some are so absurdly violent that you can only imagine how much fun the lads are have had during the recording sessions. And for having seen them live (in one of the craziest shows I attended), I can attest that the album is sounding very real and natural, humane in the sense that you feel a mortal hand chugging their power chords, as opposed to many modern bands where the playing is so perfect that it sounds almost robotic.

The vocals seem to be the barking of a rabid dog, and they do well in spilling out the singer’s rage, as you can almost imagine his veins bursting out with the intensity of what’s expressed, and they do exfoliate all the negative emotions one could have accumulated. The perfect fit for a piece of music so aggressive. The drums are effortless, as they throw in just the perfect amount of technique, no unnecessary showing off, just plain brutality in the service of an album as raw as can be.

Last but not least, the production is the best the band has had so far, and it can only be expected when you know it was achieved by the mastermind Christian Donaldson, who’s worked with legends such as Despised Icon and Cryptopsy. It emphasizes each instrument the right amount, and boy, that guitar tone is so dirty, so suffocating and its chugs reek of an ENGL tube amp, a sound of perfection. - Metal-Roos

Release Date: February 4th, 2022

FFO: Walls Of Jericho, Harm’s Way, Sworn Enemy

Location: France

Riding across Europe since 2011, BTSTYX is inspired by a dark and violent musical universe. At the crossroads between Hardcore, Metal & Thrash Crossover , the French quintet has unleashed the crowds on more than 180 gigs, alongside renowned bands such as: Terror, First blood, Nasty, Malevolence, Cold Hard Truth, Broken Teeth, Alea Jacta Est ... Following the release of his new studio effort: “ SENTENCE ” (recorded & produced by Christian Donaldson: Despised Icon, Get the Shot , Cryptopsy …), BTSTYX expresses a manifest, authentic, incisive desire to open minds to the evils that have been gnawing away for too long a most decadent modern society. “Is our history an eternal beginning?" That’s the challenge of Beyond the Styx: Embody the flapping of a butterfly wing. As weak as it may be... Being part of the storm of change!

Hit the road without counting the distance that separates the gig of tonight to the next, support each local scene so that Hardcore music exists today and tomorrow, rally the people to defend respect for difference, invite everyone to think about the drift of the values of our contemporary society so that our reality of today does not become our new Hell of tomorrow. Armed with a hardened line-up, BTSTYX drives the point by highlighting with « SENTENCE » the maddest torrent of live energy!

Sentence will be released Friday 4th February on WTF records:

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