Into the Cosmic Realm
Since 2007, Portland, Oregon's Beyond the Red Horizon have been bringing their unique brand of progressive, extreme metal to the Pacific Northwest music scene. Seeking to expand upon the preconceived notions of how extreme music is composed and played, Beyond the Red Horizon's fusion of breakneck tempo changes, masterful, classically-inspired melodies, and brutal vocals are a breath of fresh air, not to mention the bands organic approach to recording, which allows every instrument to be heard while eschewing the sterile and uninspired production favored by many of today's major label heavy metal acts. Honing their songwriting and performance skills with a steady output of constantly improving releases in the form of 2008's Beyond the Red Horizon Demo, 2009's Observance EP, and 2010's Into The Cosmic Realm, coupled with multiple appearances on Portland's largest rock radio station, FM 101.1 KUFO, and several live performances in support of genre leaders Dark Tranquillity, Scar Symmetry, Epica, Moonspell, Ensiferum, Augury, Divine Heresy, Arsis, Finntroll, and many more, Beyond the Red Horizon have proved to be a strong presence in a scene increasingly dominated by stereotypes and cheap trends. One listen to Beyond the Red Horizon's latest offering provides solid assurance that the spirit of extreme metal's greatest bands lives on in the form of this up-and-coming group.