Beyond Twilight is a progressive hard rock band from Denmark with an ambitious agenda. The band, and former Twilight musician and founder Finn Zierler, delves into complex themes and complicated musical formulae in order to present its convoluted music. The band’s genesis dates back to 1990, although the Lurking Fantasia demo appeared in 1999, which was three years after its recording. Section X was recorded with American singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter, yet the parties parted ways amidst acrimony. 2006’s For the Love of Art And The Making was recorded with new singer Jansson. Jacob Hansen took over the vocals following Jansson’s departure.
BEYOND TWILIGHT - FOR THE LOVE OF ART AND THE MAKING - MASSACRE/NIGHTMARE
Beyond Twilight is indeed complex and intricate, but not only musically. Yes, the Danes’ music takes as many twists and turns as a trip down a long winding road, but as much as the arrangements are in flux, the concept and lyrics also weave a web of metaphors, allusions and enigma.
The band’s musical style borders opera, Classical and hard rock with progressive touches to boot. The complementary vocals are of the high-pitched Euro variety and make this girl think of Halford the metal god during the screams. The band, however, has pieced together an opus of 43 songs that form a storyline within which exist plays on word, backward compositions, puzzles and mathematical challenges - I kid you not. The album on its own might not be a 'seventy', but the effort to compose something and different (alongside the good looks of the long-haired band founder Finn) sure make the band worthy of that good mark. The closest comparison to Beyond Twilight is probably the band Pain Of Salvation. - Sheila Wes Det