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Review: One Step Beyond - The Music of Chance
One Step Beyond
The Music of Chance

Label: Metal Scrap Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 47:56
Tracks: 12
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: April 24, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 2.8/5 (56%) (5 Votes)

How does some experimental Black/Death Metal from Adelaide, Australia sound to you? Uhm-kay... One Step Beyond is the name of this Australian trio and they have already been around for almost 20 years and released three full-length albums, the latest of which is The Music of Chance, which came out at the end of 2014.

I have nothing against experimenting in general and sometimes things can turn out to be real ear candy but I’m not quite sure what to make of One Step Beyond’s latest opus, to be honest. I think the experimentation is stretched too far for me, even if I can appreciate the brave attempt. Perhaps in the right state of mind I’d be more into their stuff but when I try to put my thoughts down about this record not many are positive, I am afraid. At times they sound pretty good, especially when they go into a more prog mode. Songs like "Planets Like Chess Pieces" remind me a bit of Amorphis but for the most part it’s hard for me to get into their stuff.

The Music of Chance is meant for more open-minded Metalheads for sure. I thought I would be one of them but obviously I am not.

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