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   BESEECH
Souls Highway
2002
Napalm Records
http://www.beseech.net


rating: 4/5

1. Illusionate
2. Between The Lines
3. Souls Highway
4. Blinded
5. Endless Waters
6. Fiction City
7. Sunset 28
8. A Last Farewell
9. A Season In Green
10. Beyond The Skies
11. Gimme Gimme Gimme (Bonus)

Beseech are a band from, surprise surprise, Sweden. They started their career in 1992 and after some changes in the line-up, their sophomore album "Black Emotions" was more mellow and melancholic, gothic rock in comparison to their debut. With their newest release "Souls Highway" they have matured quite a bit and continue on to delve further in to the depths of melancholy and sadness.

Beseech features seven members, both male and female vocalists included. Lotta Höglin's voice is quite similar to that of Anneke von Giersbergen's, in other words: angelic and ethereally beautiful. The male counterpart, Erik Molarin's voice adds contrast to the female vocals as his outcome is a rugged and dreary (in a soft way) mix of Peter Steele's (Type O Negative) and Nick Holmes' (Paradise Lost) voices. Or something along those lines. The music itself has similarities with such bands as Paradise Lost, The Gathering, Lake of Tears and Lacuna Coil. The atmosphere created by the music is both calming and melancholy. The use of keyboards adds a bit of an "electro" feeling to the music occasionally.

There are two songs that possess such amazing hit potential ("Between The Lines" and "Souls Highway") that they do stand out from the rest of the material. On the other hand some of the songs are so peaceful that they have nothing in common with the term "metal" ("Blinded" for example), but the heavy atmosphere remains in spite of that. "Beyond The Skies" is a beautiful fog/swamp/night-like keyboard driven atmospheric instrumental. The Abba cover "Gimme Gimme Gimme" turns into a really oppressive one with Beseech's treatment. Some of the songs do have some, should I say, surprising turns, but you get the general idea once you've heard a few songs. The tempo on this album is slow/mid throughout. Highly recommended for fans of such bands as Lake Of Tears, One Second-era Paradise Lost and Lacuna Coil.

submitted by Aleksi 01.01.2003

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