COMPILATION NAPALM RECORDS RELEASE:
APRIL 2, 2002 REVIEW: APRIL 9, 2002
really want to like this. Partly because the band is from one of my hometowns
- Borås, near Gothenburg in Sweden - and partly because the really
good goth rock bands are few and far between. Beseech could be one of
these bands, given they concentrate more on their songwriting and less
on trying to find cool riffs and making their two, quite good, singers
sound like a clash between Theatre of Tragedy and Carl McCoy.
There are a few good songs on "Souls Highway", among whom I
rank "Sunset 28", "Souls Highway" and "Between
the Lines" the highest. But Beseech have a long way to go if they
wanto to be the new Tiamat or even Theatre of Tragedy - a few years more
writing songs with melodies and they could be there, though. If they aspire
to imitate Fields of the Nephilim, I suggest they stop trying at once.
Finally, I have to give Beseech a word on the way: "Souls Highway"
are yards ahead of any of the two earlier albums, and that's what makes
me think Beseech have it in them to be one of the big names.