Beware a band from Australia that plays a very old school and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled and self released 2020 demo.
A very dark and distorted sounding intro starts off the demo before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also adding in a great amount of melody and the music also brings in a lot of 90's influences.
Keyboards can also be heard briefly while dark soundscapes can also be heard in some parts of the recording. Elements of the first wave era can also be heard at times along with the slower sections of the songs also adding in a touch of doom metal as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them, clean playing is also added on one of the tracks and one of the songs is also an instrumental and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard.
Beware plays a style of black metal that is very dark and melodic sounding and also shows influences of both the 80's and 90's era. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness, death and damnation themes.
In my opinion Beware are a very great sounding melodic and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Doctrine Of Mystery" and "Funeral Procession Of The Damned". 8 out of 10.