Raw emotions in the form of powerful metal music!
This four-piece band has been around from 2007 and they have gathered quite the horde of loving fans. Still, album IV was the first to hit my ears and boy, it hits well. As I gather from the band’s bandcamp page the singer of the group went through chemotherapy just before the recording of the album. It seems that they have put all his fears, despair and sadness into the lyrics, but also hope, resilience and love. This album packs a powerful message to all old and new fans.
How is the sound ?
I am one of those guys who love to see a bunch of fairly regular-looking guys getting on the stage and rocking the necks off the venue. Well, Beastwars seems to be one of those bands. No bells and whistles, just a few mean sounding guitars playing riffs you could worship, bouldering drums and growling yet woeful vocals singing you the truth.
IV is pure energy. Honest metal music that conveys the emotions of the authors so well that you will feel like crying tears of sadness and happiness and redemption all at once while going mental between your livingroom speakers.
Lyrics speak of regrets, longing, retrospect, insights, fear of the end and love for people around you. They give you the full spectrum of what a person who is literally fighting death thinks and feels. What he hopes for and what he begs for.
The band writes that the vocalist’s illness put the band and what they meant to each other in perspective. I guess this music can do the same for all of us.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- For the love of honest metal music.
- Band conveys powerful emotions and probably helps you deal with your own.
In what situation should you listen to this album?
- Prepare yourself to be engulfed, this is not easy Sunday listening.
- If possible go see them live.
Something particular to note?
Band’s vocalist’s illness and chemotherapy has left a mark on this particular album and made it just the right kind of mean.
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