POSSESSED — Beyond the Gates (review)

POSSESSED — Beyond the Gates album cover Album · 1986 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
SilentScream213
This album gets a lot of flack for being generally weaker than its predecessor, but I heard no drop in quality whatsoever. It’s exactly the same messy, thrashy, raw old school death metal as on the debut. Perhaps it could be critiqued for not innovating at all, but who needs innovation when the music is this good?

The similarity between this and their debut makes it rather difficult to review. If I have to nitpick, I could say some of the riffs sound a little less inspired, and generally repeat for a bit longer. However, the musicians also sound tighter, more focused and clearly in better practice. All in all, it’s just another really fantastic Death Metal album from the creators themselves.
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Unitron wrote:
55 days ago
Nice to see a new member with tons of reviews.

I remember liking this album more than Seven Churches, but it's been years since I've listened to either of them. I do remember The Heretic being a particularly good song though.

Vim Fuego wrote:
56 days ago
This album does have one of the dumbest covers ever though.

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