Former members of the local band BLIND JUDGMENT, Joey Nelson, Chris Profitt and Jeff Nelson, rise up to form BENEATH THE SKY. Still in the vein of raw aggression, the band makes the move from their first demo selling 5,000 copies to the big time with Victory Records.
The Cincinnati, Ohio band formed back in 2004 and the evil sounds made them an instant hit with locals, in 2006, they released their first EP “More Than You Can Handle” that was also snatched up by their growing fan base and all eyes were focused on success. In 2006, the band signed to Victory and just released their new CD “What Demons Do to Saints.”
Full of deadly guttery vocals, with slices of clean vocals, there’s no denying the band digs down deep enough to bring back the buried ones. It amazes me that these clean cut boys of BTScould be passed off as choirboys, yet the senses feel the underlying lean towards an alternate direction.
Hatred thrashing the throats of nylon strings Jeff Nelson keeps heads turning with his six string banging the heads of the immortal followers, as the vocals by Joey Nelson brings forth legions of mummified bodies to praise BTS as the music flows.
Don’t let the short little guitar melody fool you at the end of “For Each Remembered Name” thinking the next song will soften, No way. These are eleven songs of powerful hardcore shredding with Joey Nelson sucking Sucrets draining the blood from the cords.
The highlight track has to be “7861” since they have perfectly blended musically potentially reaching the heavens before Satan sticks them with the horns. The mixture of keyboards, screams, clean vocals and guitar makes one killer tune.
“How the Times Have Changed” has the tempo of early METALLICA and flies off the handle with great mid-tones putting the BTS final touches on yet another high-def tune.
I am not particularly a fan of this amount of heavy growling vocals, but with the addition of the clean vocals it’s extreme. As you listen to the CD and read the lyrics you have all been fooled thinking this CD is a death note, wrong BTS has praised the higher power and thanked God for their personal relationship in song and lyric. So meaning, no matter how hardcore thrashing you are, Joey Nelson states on the sleeve liner notes he thanks my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” case closed!!!
- Joey Nelson - Vocals
- eff Nelson - Guitar
- Nick Scarberry - Bass
- Brandon Sowder - Drums
- Chris Profitt - Guitar
- Matt Jones - Keytar
- For Each Remembered Name
- A Grave Mistake
- Last Call
- How the Times Have Changed
- Our Last Road
- The Reason
- Being in a Coma Is Hell Carried On
- Falling In Love with Cold Hands
- Glamour of Corruption