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Benea Reach is a genre-bending Norwegian metal unit whose latest 12-track endeavor reveals a keen influence from bands like Deftones and Will Haven as well as Meshuggah and VOD. Tracks like "Pandemonium" shapeshifts from growling metalcore to atmospheric Swedish metal effortlessly,"Immaculate" weaves a scrubbed-up black metal riff and a hypnotically robotic rhythm together as cold as anything by Meshuggah yet as jagged as Zao, and "Inheritor" conjures up Converge joining forces with Soilwork for a monstrous metallic trip. Far from the norm yet at times a bit incongruent, if you dig the sounds of today's metal melded into one band, MONUMENT BINEOTHAN is a fine album to check out.
- Mike SOS