Beecher - This Elegy His Autopsy review


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Band: Beecher
Album: This Elegy His Autopsy
Release date: July 2005

01. Its Good Weather For Black Leather
02. Function! Function!
03. The Womanizer And The Alcoholic
04. Knight The Arsonist
05. Not Guilty
06. ...And On The Day That He Became A Human Plumb-Line
07. Psycho Galvanic Skin Response
08. Man The Traps
09. Brown Eyes
10. The Biting Cold
11. I Won't Miss, Or Be Bissed
12. Happiness
13. Reach Up To The Gods

This is the second full length of this Metalcore band, what do we have here? A different band maybe, more mature in the execution section and even better in the songwriting segment; again, bands like Beecher are hard to digest due to the nature of the genre they play; Metalcore, since it became a trendy genre, is now hated by most metal-heads around the globe, so when a good band appears no one stops for a minute to open their minds and think things through. Sadly Beecher was one of those bands and now they decided to split-up for no particular reasons.

This album is quite different from their first effort called "Breaking The Fourth Wall". To begin with, the vocalizations are better structured and arranged, it's still high-pitched shrieking, but it sounds somehow deeper and stronger; the musical abilities grew enormously as well as the "intelligence" department, the melodies are longer, the structures are really versatile, the passages go crazier than ever and the strength of the Bass-lines in tracks like …And on the Day That He Became a Human Plumb Line" are utterly overwhelming, so when I say these guys did a great job with this album I truly mean exactly that.

This CD is more digestible than their previous work, to begin with the length is not as long as Breaking… so that's a major plus if you ask me, also the music has better structures which create impressive atmospheres that go along perfectly with the overwhelming and totally technical execution, kind of like The Dillinger Escape Plan in their good moments if you know what I mean.

Another thing I really like is the amount of twists, breakdowns, pauses and shocking changes this band added to their music, I really love when a band experiments with things like those listed, and Beecher did a great job mixing experimental stuff in the songwriting with their core elements, that point needs to be highlighted because is one of the strongest factors in this album along with the fact Beecher erased the Emo influences and added progression instead.

Flaws? of course this album has flaws, which album hasn't? Anyway, the fact that the lyrical content is really cheesy and even childish breaks the whole "mature" and "professional" environment; after all this is Metalcore, different kind of Metalcore, but Metalcore none the less, I think this album is rather good and I even liked a lot the first half of the album so I can say with precision that the first 10 tunes are really great and even overwhelming. So try this album if you are willing to hear the better side of Core bands, I higly recommend you to buy, listen and appreciate This Elegy, His Autopsy which is one of the best Metalcore releases I've heard in a really long time.

Written by Herzebeth | 12.02.2006


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