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1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse (5/10) - Norway - 2004

Genre: Black Metal
Label: Candlelight Records
Playing time: 47:32
Band homepage: 1349


  1. Chasing Dragons
  2. Beyond The Apocalypse
  3. Aiwas Aeon
  4. Nekronatalenheten
  5. Perished In Pain
  6. Singer Of Strange Songs
  7. Blood Is The Mortar
  8. Internal Winter
  9. The Blade
1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse

I have to admit that I feel myself becoming increasingly disappointed with 1349. Their debut EP was excellent, but their debut “Liberation” just didn’t quite live up to the hype and now, in turn, “Beyond The Apocalypse” doesn’t quite even live up to “Liberation”


When the self titled EP was written, 1349 had nothing to ride on and as a result, a significant amount of effort was put into writing it. After that however, it seems as though they’re simply riding on the laurels of that EP, as well as the attention that having Frost in the band is bringing them. Incidentally, Frost’s frantic drum work is the highlight of the disc, especially on “Nekronatalenheten”.


Aside from that, however, so many of these tracks are lifeless and just sit there and it’s really a shame, because this band is capable of so much more. You can feel that the members are simply going through the motions when listening to the disc. Every once and a while, something interesting comes along and there are a few solid tracks, but after the more impressive material that’s come from this band, I can’t help but feel disappointed in the material that they’ve released since. (Online August 9, 2004)

Mark McKenna

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