One Step Beyond are a band from Australia that plays an experimental mixture of crossover, thrash, death metal and grind and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Music Of Choice" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
Clean playing starts off the album and the music starts to get more heavy a few seconds later along with the band adding in a good amount of melodic guitar leads and after the intro the music speeds up along with some blast beats and high pitched screams and you can hear traces of black and melodic death metal in the bands musical sound.
When growls are added into the music the album starts having more of a grindcore edge and they also clam things down by adding elements of funk and psychedelia into certain sections of t he recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound and they also stick more to the heavy side of things and also bringing in elements of thrash to the guitar riffing.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording and at times the music can also be very progressive and on some of the songs a small amount of spoken word samples can be heard along with a touch of stoner rock and a few of the tracks are long and epic in length.
One Step Beyond plays a very original style of extreme metal that has its roots in death metal, grindcore and thrash and they also expand on it by bring in ska, funk, progressive and experimental elements into the songs to add a different sound to this genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion One Step Beyond are a very great sounding mixture of experimental rock, death metal, grindcore and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Music Of Chance" "Up In Smoke" "Good World Gone Bad" and "Snake Eyes". 8 out of 10.