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Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings Award winner

Battle Beast
No More Hollywood Endings
by Craig Rider at 29 March 2019, 2:58 PM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: BATTLE BEAST; signed via Nuclear Blast Records, hailing from Finnish grounds - performing Heavy Metal - on their 5th album entitled: “No More Hollywood Endings” (released March 22nd, 2019).

Since formation in 2005; the sextet in question have 5 albums; 4 Demos and 5 Singles in their discography so far. Having been acquainted with BATTLE BEASTon their previous album: “Bringer Of Pain” (which was very good), and seen them Live at the Bloodstock Festivalin 2017; I was quite excited to see this new one in my inbox. 13 tracks ranging at around 53:29; the band arrange an intricately designed formula of hard-hitting Heavy Metal developments, “Unbroken” begins the record – conveying amplified adrenaline, boistrously bouncy aesthetics and concretely gritty harmonies composed with prodegiously wonderous technicalities. Progressively relentless, showcasing versatile vehemence and a vast ultilization of uniquely unprecedented orchestrations.

Consisting of Noora Louhimoon vocals; the frontman demonstrates consistently captivating cords, clean pipes that scream with vengeful pumps of high-pitched flamboyancy. The titular track distributes infectious injections of organic substance; riveting riffs and solid solos from guitar duo: Joona Björkroth(on lead) & Juuso Soinio(on rhythm), embellishing on experimental creativity…fuelled with crunchy hymns, detailed dexterity and efficiently hasty rhythms that thunder with blistering firepower and expertise. “Eden” establishes keyboardist implementations from Janne Björkroth; embodying neo-classical elements in which dynamically contrast into a barrage of frenzied grooves, diverse diligence and catchy doses of profusely robust manifestations – rapidly swifting with nimble skill and techniques.

Unfairy Tales” fabricates fluidly polished sound production originality; memorable songwriting stability, and adroit attributes in which craft battering domination - contrasted into constructively distinguished haste, hammering with audible bass contributions from Eero Sipilä…who frolicks his instrument with chaotic gallops in which chug with meticulous mayhem in mind. “Endless Summer” is an enjoyably entertaining one; immersively inventing, culminated with rich ramifications that revolve with prestigiously salubrious remedies that slam with pounding professionalism. Speaking of pounding; powerhouse drummer: Pyry Vikkiendures pummelling remarkabilities, providing punchline persistency and astounding abilties that quake with quinessential hostility - especially in the epic: “The Hero”.

Piece Of Me” converges forged finesse; hasty efficaciousness, flaired foundations of borderline fundamentals in which blast with bouncy beats and funky effectiveness - portraying sophisticated musicalities that jump with meaty weight and precision. “I Wish” is another anthemic belter; engaged on conceptually distinctive rock, pursuited with excelling executions of traditionally triumphant Heavy Metal musicalities – submerged with unprecedented varieties and sheer splendidness. “Raise Your Fists” is not your typical DORO/AMON AMARTHtrack (not to be confused with their staple songs); yet this one shines with thumpy, stampeding onslaughts of razor-sharp styles – transistioning with seamlessly sonic solidities and persevering soundscapes which supply stunning requisitions of rambunctious results.

The Golden Horde” administers appealing exhibitions of raw snappiness; roudy speediness that will surely be an audience favourite, exercised into ballad-esquire territory - one of my favourites here too. “World On Fire” advances the continued exemplary of harmonious melodies; symphonic terror, and radio-friendly hooks – cheesy lyricism and musicianship yet still performed with wildly rushing wrath. “Bent And Broken” expands the pop-orientated merger; subjugated with elegantly exquisite compositions of Metal warfare that makes this listen commendably admirable, a little bleak this one…yet still patterned with mid-tempo thumps and stomping relishments. Overall concluding “No More Hollywood Endings” with the finale song: “My Last Dream”; I am compelled to finalize that BATTLE BEASTcertainly outdone themselves here.

Bottom line; BATTLE BEASTpublished savagely primitive music here, energized with gnarly maliciousness and a considerable amount of finesse and equalities in which supply sufficiently momentus supremacy and suprises - good stuff.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 8
Originality: 9
Sound Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Unbroken
2. No More Hollywood Endings
3. Eden
4. Unfairy Tales
5. Endless Summer
6. The Hero
7. Piece of Me
8. I Wish
9. Raise Your Fists
10. The Golden Horde
11. World on Fire
12. Bent And Broken
13. My Last Dream
Noora Louhimo- Lead Vocals
Janne Björkroth- Keyboards
Joona Björkroth- Lead Guitar
Juuso Soinio- Rhythm Guitar
Eero Sipilä- Bass
Pyry Vikki- Drums
Record Label: Nuclear Blast


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