Solitude Aeturnus - Beyond The Crimson Horizon

Solitude Aeturnus - Beyond The Crimson Horizon

\r\nThe Second Album of Texas’ Solitude Aeturnus meant to be the milestone of the Doom Metal genre along with Candlemass’ “Epicus, Doomicus, Metallicus”.
\r\n“Beyond Crimson Horizon” released back in 1992 and was the band’s best effort. And this because of the very good investment of their Record company and the over the top composing ability of the members of the band especially John Perez. The money helped Solitude Aeturnus to have a very nice production and their composing abilities, helped them to release 8 of their best songs together on a Vinyl record.
\r\nJ Perez stated:” This Album Shows our natural evolution, We still write our songs in the way we used to, but know we add more elements to make the material more interesting.” \r\n

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\r\nEven from the first time someone listens to the album, can surely admit that the main elements of “Beyond The Crimson Horizon” are the heaviness of its sound and of course the “Sad” vocals of Robert Lowe. If we dig any further we reliaze the meaning of Solitude Aeturnus’ music and Epic Doom metal in gereral the lyricism!!! There are only a few bands and even fewer albums that can combine lyricism with dark, desperate atmosphere, aggression and the same time heaviness and melody.
\r\nThe Listener takes a trip thought the long, slow tempo riffs of Rivera / Perez to the hammering pounding rhythm section and back to the guitars’ double solos full of melody and of course the obscure PERFECT Vocals of Robert Lowe that contributes to this delirious result of one of the best heavy metal LPs of All time.
\r\nReally which one track can someone pick from the album? The melancholic intro with the clean guitars and the unique tinge of Lowe’s Voice, that turns into the epic anthem “The Seeds Of Desolate”? The heavy riffing of “Black Castle”, the progressive “Final Sin”, the all time classic “ It Came Upon one Night”, the ultimate riff of “Hourglass”, the desperate felling of “Beneath The Fading Sun” that Lowe features as a ancient tragedian Greek, the “Plague Of Procreation” with riffs made for head banging, or the Sabath isque outro “Beyond”?
\r\nI really have the impression that albums like this one, need no more introduction, there will always be like shinning diamond well hidden in our hearts, despite the fact that some people try to underrate some Great bands just to promote some other, newer and worthless.
\r\nJust For The Record “Beyond The Crimson Horizon” Released as:
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\r\n1992 Roadrunner LP – C/N: RR 9168-1
\r\n1992 Roadrunner CD – CN: RR 9168 2
\r\n2006 Massacre Remastered CD with tax: MASS CD DG 0970
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