miércoles, 14 de mayo de 2014

Just Before Dawn - The Aftermath

Year: 2014
Label: Chaos Records
Country: Sweden

Newest Just Before Dawn is here, and I think it deserves to be listened carefully. Anders Biazzi, the brain behind this project, and founder member of that steamroller called Blood Mortized, is a guy who knows how to make Swedish Death Metal. He has given ample evidence of this, so it is not necessary lead to that topic. But it turns out Just Before Dawn is not Swedish Death Metal, my friends; is Death Metal warlike, epic, truly European, forceful and devastating as bands like Bolt Thrower, Asphyx and Morgoth. On their first disc, titled " Precis Innan Gryningen ", Biazzi and his boys had demonstrated how well this style goes out for them, contributing an exact dose of melody to the warlike style of the group, clearly influenced by the war theme. Well, with this second album Biazzi and his bandmates come to confirm what was done in their first album, and even surpass themselves. Epic from beginning to end, "The Aftermath" hits and moves, as more than an album seems to be a tale of bloody battles and wars, to the rhythm of Death Metal. A Death Metal that has great melodies, features that provide versatility of Swedish style (this was inevitable, of course), and a dramatic aura that captivates. Sure, we talk about an album dedicated to "all those fallen heroes in war," according to Anders' own words. So no wonder that "The Aftermath" is more than just an album of Death Metal. While most of the discs style invite you to shake your head like a man possessed, throwing things against the wall and imagine butchers that seem drawn from a horror film class B, Just Before Dawn take away from those classic clichés of the genre, and point to show us another kind of horrors more real and dangerous, as in the case of war and its aftermath. And it is absolutely necessary to give the music a dramatic framework that is inherent in such a tragic situation like war. Anders manages to create the exact atmosphere, and makes it accompanied of very talented musicians, who give in the nail again and again, allowing that, hereby, "The Aftermath" should be one of these records to that must be listened in its entirety to be able like that to apprehend the message, the spirit of the work.

Guests? I'll give you some names: Marc Grewe (Morgoth), Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction), Teddy Möller (FKÜ), Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh) and other surprises ... better not revealed and let you discover. At the end of the day what matters is the final result of the album, the work itself. The important thing is what Just Before Dawn has done of this one, their second album, a record that does not take prisoners and that hits where it hurts, as it must be.

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