BEYOND THE GALLOWS

Genre - Melodic Death

Location - Columbia, SC

Members - 

Michael Rucker - Vocals
Ej Quinones - Lead Guitar
Christian Whittington - Guitar 
Joshua Moorer - Bass

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A lot of bands are calling themselves 'melodic' death metal these days, and much of the time I fail to hear the melody (not that they're bad, though). With Beyond the Gallows, this isn't an issue. The music flows and ebbs like a tide of blood, and the visceral edge it carries can cut through mainstream metal like a possessed straight razor. The lyrical content is dark and forboding, while the tempo can change up from lightening fast to steady and pulsing. I like where this band seems to be taking things, and I hope I get the chance to see them perform live soon.