On a warm late summer day, BEYOND GOD invited friends and press to a pre-listening party for their new album “Dying To Feel Alive”. During the pre-listening, we got a look at the album cover, a music video to ‘No Other Way’ (watch it below) and an acoustic live set of three songs. After the musical part, Metal & High Heels got the opportunity to ask the band some questions.
A first look at BEYOND GOD’s new work.
The event was located on a very suitable place. A small music studio in the middle of Netherland-nowhere. After a welcome and a small speech in the shining September sun, the band and guests went inside the studio to get acquainted with the new artwork. The room was almost too small for the people, but after a few minutes everyone found their place and we all watched the very first music video of BEYOND GOD. Just finished a few hours before, the audience got the result of the many working hours. It is a video in a plain style, which lets enough space for the musicians and the music.
Also, the album cover was a just-in-time-production. A Red Riding Hood inspired theme dominates the artwork. Stay tuned, soon you’ll see it with your own eyes 😉
Then the highlight of the promo day: We listened to the whole new album! Some people say “Symphonic Metal is dead”. There are just too many bands mixing it up with other genres and substyles of metal music. Or it feels just old and outmoded. But then there is a young band like BEYOND GOD playing Symphonic Metal in a classical way, but in a modern and fresh style. It is nothing new we get to hear, not innovative, they don’t reinvent the wheel. But it is solid and good music that the band creates. It is in the footsteps of their first long player “A Moment Of Black”. The orchestration parts are a constant back layer of typical metal riffs and driving drums. Meryl Foreman‘s vocals are less operatic but pop-like, sometimes quite nasal but strong and dynamic.
BEYOND GOD’s acoustic set at their pre-listening party was complete with a choir and classical instrumentation.
The promo day was complete with an acoustic set. And the band wasn’t alone: a four-person-choir, piano and cello accompanied the songs and created an authentic sound of the symphonic songs. Especially the acoustic version of the title track ‘Dying To Feel Alive’ was a very good variation of the song. It would be great as a bonus track on the album! The choir and cello set a course for the sound and atmosphere, which was very enjoyable.
To finish the day in a relaxed atmosphere, the band invited us to have a BBQ together and enjoy the rest of the evening with a glass of beer or wine. Cheers!
Are you looking forward to BEYOND GOD‘s finished work? Are you a fan of the band? Tell us in the comments!