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Release date: 2 October 2007
Style: Blackened thrash metal


8.5 | 166 votes


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01. Upon Wings Of Black
02. Beyond The Permafrost
03. Baptized In Flames
04. Sacrifice For The Slaughtergod
05. Vengeance Will Be Mine
06. Limb From Limb
07. Cast Into The Open Sea
08. Fire From The Sky
09. Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
10. Remains Of The Defeated
11. Feast Upon Flesh
12. Within My Blood
13. Bringers Of Death [European Bonus Track bonus]

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After signing with Prosthetic Records in 2007, Skeletonwitch released Beyond The Permafrost in that same year. The Ohio-based quintet show us a unique type of thrash metal with their second full-length. The album contains many elements from a variety of subgenres of metal, with thrash being the foundation.

Although the band is influenced by black metal, their sound is not frostbitten and grim like Immortal or other bands within the genre, but there is somewhat of a frosty feeling left on this album, alternating with the flaming fury of thrash. For the complete sound, imagine a NWOBHM band playing thrash metal with black and death metal vocal styles thrown in, finished off with a very evil, yet highly melodic, touch. All of this is played through a not-so-crystal-clear production, which suits the album's atmosphere perfectly. What makes it so great is that this blend of genres doesn't sound like an intentional combination of styles, it feels like the band was created by the Metal Gods themselves to play this music.

published 05.06.2012 | Comments (4)

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monur - 29.10.2011 at 11:23  
Rating: 10 This one of the best albums you will ever listen to. I have listened to gazillion albums to this very day and can say this is somewhere near the top. Though i can't say the same thing for other two following albums. They are dissapointing.
Mattybu - 16.07.2012 at 22:52  
  Without a doubt the best Skeletonwitch album. The melodies here are nothing short of incredible.
Butters49 - 02.12.2014 at 15:15  
Rating: 10 One of the best records. Period.

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