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On their fifth and latest album, Beyond the Wall, METALIAN defends the faith once again with its murderous old-school heavy metal. Written during the pandemic, when meetings and reunions were forbidden, the album was rehearsed and written mostly by night at the band’s secret rehearsal room, during curfews. Indeed, the band would play entire nights and bring forth tons of interesting ideas for killer new songs that eventually found their way onto this very album.
Moreover, while METALIAN’s previous four albums were each entirely recorded in 12 hours or less, Beyond the Wall took three full days, leaving more time to work on details and achieving a high-quality performance on all levels. For sure, Beyond the Wall is immediately identifiable as METALIAN, but some new elements stick out: some lower-register singing, bluesy progressive parts (think Sad Wings of Destiny), the addition of even-more-face-melting harmonized “dueling” guitars as well as more emphasis on the rhythm section. These elements are certainly not new for METALIAN, but they absolutely shine on Beyond the Wall, which we believe is the best material the band has ever recorded! METALIAN’s dedication to excellence has never wavered, and on Beyond the Wall, they show that the old-school metal torch is still alive and shining very brightly!
Temple of Mistery Records (Canada), 2022.