Conceived in 2013 as a solo project, Diabolic Night a.k.a. multiinstrumentalist,
composer and singer Heavy Steeler has made considerable
inroads in the broader metal scene with just one demo, 7-inch and mini LP.
"Beyond the Realm" is the first full-length from the reclusive musician and
stands testament to the fact that dark-coated thrash stays rust-resistant if
forged with strength and style. As such, the album offers an idiosyncratic
blend on a traditional base, leaning towards ageless hard rock, NwoBHM
flamboyancy and early 90s blackness at different times, thus truly going
"beyond the realm" of bullet belts, studs and leather. In fact, both cover art
and title refer back to a lyric line from 2015's single "Infernal Power" as
expressions of the never-ending battle between good and evil as a
conceptual leitmotif. Recorded in no less than three studios with the help of
Nuctemeron's Christhunter on drums, crowned with a mix by engineering
veteran Mario Scarpari and mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of
Disharmony, "Beyond the Realm" is very much an album in the original
sense of the word, meant to be grasped as a whole from the punishing
pummel of 'Towards Forgotten Paths' on to its intensely atmospheric finale
'Descension Into Dying Spheres.'
Cat No: HRR729LP
Packaging: LP Regular
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