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Beyond Mortal Dreams - Abomination of the Flames Award winner

Beyond Mortal Dreams
Abomination of the Flames
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 25 May 2022, 1:16 PM

The Australian Metal scene has old roots. Since the day AC/DC started to blow up speakers with its music, the lands of the country saw the rise of many bands of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Metal. And there are some very good Death Metal acts hailing from Australian lands, and one more comes to impact the ears of the addicted on extreme Metal subgenres: BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS, and their new album, called “Abomination of the Flames” is really an assault of brutality.

The quartet has deep influences on USA Old School traditional Death Metal, especially on acts as IMMOLATION, DEICIDE, MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE. But these words don’t mean to compare their work (or to say they’re imitating or copying their music), but to set the fans a clear idea of what can be heard here: a massive Death Metal onslaught, brutal, fast and oppressive, always filled with a nasty and catchy energy, and a very good technical care on the arrangements. The production was done in a way that fits on the brutal work of the band, creating the right conditions to the aggressiveness of the band can be clear to anyone, but in a way that allows the quartet to express its musical ideas clearly. It’s massive, aggressive and heavy, but always comprehensible.

Caustic and bombastic, the songs of “Abominations of the Flames” are really what the fans are looking for. And for a first time on the quartet’s work, the right ones are “Abomination of the Flames” (a brutal and solid rhythmic work is created by bass guitar and drums, but always with some very good variations), “Hell of Eternal Death” (very good technical work, and the guitars are really amazing on the riffs and solos), “They Are Seven” (some nasty melodies are felt in some moments, and what lovely moments with clean vocals and keyboards in the middle of the spine-crushing parts), “Decimation Hymn” (the technical work on the instrumental creates the right set of lays for the grunts of the vocals), and “Peace Through Annihilation”. But pay attention: just for the first time, because on the second, you’ll love to hear all the songs at once (they’re perfect to torment those boring neighbors).

It’s a great surprise to hear such a work today, and if you’re looking for a Death Metal band, you must know BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS now. And “Abomination of the Flame” is the right release for that!

Songwriting: 10
Musicianship: 10
Memorability: 9
Production: 8

4 Star Rating

1. Abomination of the Flames
2. Hell of Eternal Death
3. Deficit in Flesh
4. They Are Seven
5. Decimation Hymn
6. Misanthrope Messiah
7. Peace Through Annihilation
Pahl ‘Doomsayer’ Hodgson - Guitars, Vocals
Jamie ‘Bloodspawn’ Whyte - Guitars
Ross ‘Ghuul’ Duncan - Bass
Simon ‘Maleficus’ O’Grady - Drums
Record Label: Lavadome Productions


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