(7/10) Beseech said goodbye in 2006 when the guys announced the end of the band. And like it is from time to time, being disbanded brings people together after a while, recognising that they are missing something.
In Beseech's case it was in 2015, almost ten years after the split, when guitarists Robert Vintervind and Manne Engström got together again, a reunion that also include Beseech's singer Kals Bohlin. The three guys completed their line-up by adding Angelina Sahlgren Söder (v) plus a new rhythm section consisting out of Johan Örnborg (b) and Håkan Carlsson (d).
This sixtet started to work on the new album "My Darkness, Darkness" which will be released via Despotz beginning of March.
The longplayer became a gloomy one. Beseech lifts the lid on their melancholy with eleven songs that are somewhere between gothic and dark rock.
"Mr. Uninvited", as an example, sounds like the more rocking version of a Nick Cave song and "My Darkness, Darkness", the title track, combines a saddish acoustic verse with a melodic chorus that reminds of H.I.M.. I also have to say that the additional female vocals of Sahlgren Söder gave the tunes a more intense expression and enlarged the musical possibilities. That was a good decision.
"Beating Pulse" is another dark rocker as well as the harder "Bloodline Fever". "Highwayman" instead is kept in slower pace, a tune that spreads a cheerless vibe. It's feels like it's better to listen to "Highwayman" rather than meeting the 'highwayman'.
"My Darkness, Darkness" is a melancholic album that on the other hand builds on catchy melodies too. People that love(d) H.I.M. and never heard about Beseech should listen to this album. Not rocket science, but very well done.
- Beating Pulse
- The Shimmering
- Bloodline Fever
- Mr. Uninvited
- My Darkness, Darkness
- The Ingredients
- One Last Call
- The Symbol
Genre: Dark Rock
Release Date EU: March 4th, 2016