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Classic Review: Incubus - Beyond the Unknown
Incubus
Beyond the Unknown

Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 1990
Duration: 38:52
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: September 24, 2006
Reviewed by: Sirliftsalot48
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Beyond the Unknown

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (10 Votes)
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Not very long ago there was a thread on the message boards about what bands you'd like to see release another album. A couple of people said they'd love to see Sepultura release another album in the same vein as Beneath the Remains. Incubus has done just that. Beyond the Unknown is every bit as good as Sepultura on Beneath the Remains. Two member of the band also immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil and the vocalist, Francis Howard, actually lent his growls on Sepultura's track "Stronger Than Hate".

The album is a blend of death and thrash, with Brazilian style deep vocals, similar to Max Cavalera. The guitars are fast and thrashy with some nice solos. The bass lines are solid. What really stands out to me is the drumming. The drums really pound and stand out in the mix. The snare seems to be used less often than your typical blast beat style death metal, allowing for much more use of the tom toms. This gives the band a unique sound showing influence of their Brazilian roots.

Every song on this album rips, but "Massacre of the Unborn" stands out above the rest. This is an excellent album all the way through without any filler tracks. The excellent drumming style makes this album stand out among all the other death/thrash bands. If you are a fan of Beneath the Remains pick this up immediately! This is highly recommended to anyone else that is a fan of death or thrash


Track Listing:
  1. Certain Accuracy
  2. The Deceived Ones
  3. Curse of the Damned Cities
  4. Beyond the Unknown
  5. Freezing Torment
  6. Massacre of the Unborn
  7. On the Burial Ground
  8. Mortify
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