"Deadliners" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by Jason Savage

bEYOND Therapy was formed in the frozen bowel tract known as Wausau, Wisconsin. They were created as a vehicle of anger distribution in response to the death of jIMMY's brother, who died on 08/20/00 and who is remembered on the hidden track "Christopher James." Most of the lyrics deal with death and, in essence, are a therapeutic release.

BT serves up a heaping plateful of self-proclaimed "bipolar cartoon core metal served with a side dish of insanity, sprinkled with a dollop of hell." To this veteran metalhead however - with all metaphors aside - this is simply ass-kicking, fist pounding, headbanging, hair wind-milling, pit-fueling hardcore metal!

jIMMY's vocal foray moves effortlessly between Anselmo-like barks, Cobain-inspired cleans and primal hardcore screams that are sure to bloody the ears of the meek. 

Musically, BT delivers sonic fury through their onslaught of pain. The dual axe attack embraces low end crunch and noisy punk plucking, while the rhythm section rumbles along like a freight train with no brakes. I stood in front of my speakers to take in the full affect of this wall of sound and embraced the vibrations of power until it almost knocked me over! 

Overall, BT assaulted this reviewer with a quality product that would bode well in any metalhead's stereo. This art is fast and furious and ready to explode. Hopefully a label will discover them soon so they can be enjoyed in heavy doses of mass consumption.

bEYOND Therapy: jIMMY Garski- vocals/guitar, Rick Edward- guitar, Bryan O'Connor- bass/vocals, Brian Loomis- drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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