Beyond Creation and its Bass Monster
I actually got a press release of this, more than a month ago. It was well done, containing everything you need as a publisher and which pisses you of if you have to go look for when it’s not included. You know, links to all of the band’s social media pages, a proper-sized pic, links to YouTube videos. There’s nearly nothing left to do, except write the article.
And I reward this kind of care and attention by completely ignoring them for more than a month. What kind of goddamn turd of a human being am I?! Well, a smelly one. And a busy one.
I guess what matters is that I see what’s wrong with it and that I still post about them now. Because, what am I actually jabbering on about? It’s Beyond Creation, a Canadian Progressive / Technical Death Metal band. They hail from Montreal and have been together since 2005. It wasn’t until April of this year that their efforts came to fruition though, because that’s when they released their debut record The Aura.
One of the songs on there is called Omnipresent Perception. It’s found on position no. 4 on the record and right below this paragraph for your convenience and appetization – just made up a word, see that?! The song’s rank with leads and runs, both guitars and bass, and contains loads and loads of subtleties.
Part of the song’s awesomeness and sophistication is due to Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe, who, together with his big-ass six-string fretless bass, plays a pretty prominent role in the band’s music. And because of that, the band put online a clip of the guy playing along with the studio version of the song so we all can see how he fingers those big phat strings. The sound of the fretless monster will be different from what you’re used to with a bass, it’s almost as if there’s a wahwah effect superimposed on it. But that’s just how the fucker sounds. Just enjoy the guys wizardry!
You can find Beyond Creation on Facebook. You’ll also find four more tracks in the ‘BandPage’ player there, so head over there now!