Beautality – A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph

Rating: 4/5
Released: 2015
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David Ravengarde
Harsh & Clean Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Drums

Track Listing

1. Einfallen
2. Doppelganger
3. The Devil’s Elixir
4. From the Abyss
5. Messias
6. Unreality



Every now and then a band comes along and does something truly interesting. Beautality is a one man Post Black Metal adventurer who has a keen eye for detail when it comes to making music. So much so, that his early EP soon transcended its confines and bloomed into something far more expansive that is now fully realised in his debut album A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph.

Opening with melodic guitars of ‘Einfallen’, the post-rock ambience becomes quickly apparent as the clean vocals wade in with ease. Around mid way, the raspy shrieks erupt as everything takes flight, from the heavy kick drums and guitars paving the way.

Next up, the vocals in ‘Doppelganger’ take a more immediate stance. With little deliberation, the guitars and drums crash down at full force, making this a more accessible track that will get you hitting the replay button afterwards. The agonizing vocals, transition between the lush sounding guitars and showcase the band’s mature sounding song structures.

Much of the record follows in a similar fashion. ‘From the Abyss’ features some proggy sounding guitars and eccentric double kick pedals and constantly builds up to an all out cresendo of exuberant heights.

Everything comes together in the band’s final moments as ‘Unreality’ barges onward in its sonic assault. The guitars glide along with intense sounding drums cranking up the level of urgency.

This album proves to be a solid release by a band who have certainly honed their craft to a professional standard. What’s interesting about this band is their ability to weave their Post Black sensibilities together with a fluidity of movement that neither feels false or over indulgent. Their music is as captivating as it is refreshing to hear. Great stuff guys.

Review by Ben Spencer