"Miles Beyond" (Rock Revolution Records; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Miles Beyond sing about some fascinating shit. Songs like "A Call to Odin," for example. Odin is the Norse god of war and death, but is also the god of poetry and wisdom (for more info on Odin check out http:www.pantheon. org/articles/o/odin.html). Then there's "Crazy Horse," the Indian who was caught up in the middle of the white man's charge westward. Those are just two songs but the rest are pretty much the same. 

This self-titled CD is like a history lesson, just not a boring one. I really liked the band's highly intelligent approach to rock'n'roll and that kind of music is harder and harder to get away with, even in the power metal genre in which Miles Beyond squarely falls. If you ask me, though, this band does it better than just about anyone else. 

Miles Beyond breathes a lungful of fresh air into the metal scene. It's a little like absorbing a college course without even trying.

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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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