As per usual, the six tracks on this album are enormous anthems, mostly driving on almost tangible drones and riffs. These come with torpid drums and deep, guttural growls, plus the occasional blackened scream. Opener 'Close My Eyes' is already a brilliant anthem, outstanding in atmosphere, intensity and melody, a bit like Shape Of Despair maybe, or any of those awe inspiring funeral doom bands.
You know. I could have just wrote down the words "funeral doom" and publish this review. If you are a fan of this kind of music, this album is an absolute must-have. There is no doubt about that. Everything to make it a prime example of this style is present on 'Beyond The Horizon'. But it is even more than that. I can easily imagine post rock and post-black metal fans skipping over to this kind of stuff.
My favorite song here is 'Breathe', which somehow blend funeral doom with the new wave sound of bands like The Cure. I like that shoegazing guitar lick and I'm very sure I will not be the only one. So yeah, this is another highly recommended doom metal album and a solid reference towards the slowest of metal styles. Excellent job, and now I hope that this act will start touring, that would be bloody awesome...