Released: 2012, Hells Headbangers & Horror Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Denial Of God are a 3 piece black horror metal band formed in 1991. “Death And The Beyond” is the band’s first full length album in 6 years. The band are a mix of morbid black doom metal.
I fell in love with this band about 8 years ago and this album has not made me love them any less! This is an album full of the most doomest, blackest morbid of metal you can get. They have a mix of heavy riff, almost Metallica, style tracks (“Behind The Coffins Lid”) and a slow, sad melodic sound “Bones Turn To Dust”. I consider this one to be the best out of the whole record.
It’s almost like a tale being retold, and if you are a big emo, it will certainly cause you to shed a tear! “The Cursed Chamber” has a talking bit at the start, which sounds pretty funny but give it a chance as it does get better! “Veni Spiritus” is a must listen for fans of My Dying Bride, the soft music and spoken lyrics are a good start to what is a well put together album. “Pendulum Swings” would be my least favourite as it goes on a bit too long and sounds like 2 records in one.
Production is pretty good, keeping in that almost grainy sound that fans of vinyl’s will be familiar with. For a band that has been going for over 21 years, they have not only managed to keep their original sound but adapt it in a way that will keep old fans and bring in new.
I would like to have heard a bit more of the horror side to them as that is what they were known for. Not as heavy as some may come to expect but defiantly worth a listen if not a purchase.
Review by Lianne Alice