The Body Beneath
Rise Of The Insidious
posted on 5/2009 By:
The last time I heard from these guys was their Compelled to Suffer debut EP, which I gave a solid review at this very site. However, a lot has changed in the ranks of The Body Beneath, with vocalist Eric Keyes being the lone remaining member from the debut.
Continuing the form of metal that straddles modern technical death metal and deathcore (mainly due to Keyes’ vocal delivery) with a fine sense of skill and tenacity (particularly drummer Pat Ruhland) The Body Beneath are as competent and polished as anything on any like-minded label (i.e Sumerian Records, Siege of Amida, etc,). The band has also injected a little bit more melody into their assault - not Obscura or Decrepit Birth or anything like that, but a few solos and moments of clarity amid the choppy, busy flurry of riffs and blast beats as heard in “…And The Sea Will Give Us Its Dead” and “A Flood of Red.”
The production has been tightened up and to be honest, the other new guy, Lucas Scott who plays guitar and bass in this release, looks to be a pretty special kid in the making. Still, at only 17 minutes, I’m left wanting more, but otherwise this release serves its purpose as a teaser and hopefully garners some deserved interest from a bigger label as this blows about half of the self released Myspace band stuff I usually hear away. With more publicity and more of a push I could see these guys making some noise in the scene.
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