Thursday, February 3, 2011
Underrated Band Of the Month: One Step Beyond (AUS)
One Step Beyond is an experimental death metal band from Australia. They've been described as "BLOOD DUSTER duking it out with BOB MARLEY and LES CLAYPOOL over the last hit of a PCP laced joint". I'd say that is a fairly accurate description. These guys formed back in 1997 and since have released a demo, two full-lengths and most recently an EP. They play a bass heavy brand of death metal that is very unique and truly one of a kind. On occasion the band will break out into an extremely chill jazzy instrumental piece and then dive right back into the chaos in such a cohesive way that it is almost frightening. Though I highly recommend checking out the full-lengths first there is a link to the new EP at the bottom of this post (band sanctioned). This probably won't be everyone's cup of tea but it is definitely mine.
Two tracks from the debut full-length:
Out With the Old EP