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The Belonging
An Immortal Creation
January 2012
Released: 2011, n/a
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Being a reviewer/photographer with Metal Rules I’m often bombarded with bands wanting reviews and most albums are put into an extremely large folder that I am forever trying to keep up to date with, but I have to say it is a great pleasure to find an extremely talented, unsigned band from the UK and that is definitely the case for ‘The Belonging’!



Forming back in 1998 from Bradford, UK these guys didn’t play their first gig till May 2001 and since then have been gigging around Yorkshire. They currently have released two demo’s ‘The Belonging’ in 2001 and ‘Dreaming Darkness back in 2003 and with their drumming leaving in 2004, it wasn’t long for them to find a replacement and then went on to a three date weekend in Holland, Belgium and London with The Prophecy. Finally having enough material for an album they released ‘Setting the Scene’, which was recorded and mixed within four days….not bad going!



It was in 2008 they went back in the studio to record their second album ‘Ashes of the Fallen Throne’, produced by Rob Hobson which was recorded over six months, after the release they went straight back into gigging and even supported Enslaved in Leeds on their UK tour! After two years they yet again had enough material to release this album ‘An Immortal Creation’ again produced by Rob Hobson, but this time decided to record with only one guitar each side and not to layer the vocals which gives this album a more raw live, edgy effect.



It is no doubt these guys have great talent and have a great mix of melodic Death/Black Metal to their sound. Although the sound quality isn’t great due the studio effects it does give the album a great intimate and live feel, which I actually really like and think works well with this genre of metal. You can hear their musical influences well, such as, Dissection, Marduk, Emperor, Mayhem, Enslaved, Morbid Angel, Opeth, but the band manage to keep their own sound with great vocals from Richard Lester and Paul Zaborowsk.



I really enjoyed this album and these guys will go from strength to strength and are already gaining a great fan base, so go check them out!
Track Listing

01. Archangel
02. Militant
03. Slave
04. A Fearful Bloody Lesson In Slaughter
05. Procreation Of A Demigod
06. Hymn Of Agincourt
07. An Immortal Creation

Lineup

Richard Lester - Guitar/Vocals
Paul Zaborowski - Guitar/Vocals
Levi Tubman - Bass
Richard Beaumont - Drums

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