Beartooth - Below
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Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #64 / 585
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Based on 74 ratings
2021 Ratings: #382
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Let me just start off by saying that while I have a lot to praise on this album, I will admit I have little to no objectivity reviewing this. Beartooth are one of my favorite bands ever, mostly because they deliver riffage that I like and have catchy melodies. Their lyrics also help out a lot. It's easy to call them the AC/DC of metalcore because they pretty much rinse and repeat all of their songs and it can be almost impossible to tell them apart sometimes. Another thing is that Beartooth ... read more
Kicks off with a bang 💥 🔫

‘Below’ unashamedly embraces heaviness and melody equally to the mantra:
“I feel the rage, something starting to grow, six hundred sixty-six feet in my hell below”. ‘Devastation’ hits the melody even harder, with drums! Before a crushing breakdown ensues. By the time ‘The Past Is Dead’ lands it feels like ‘Below’ is merely catchy banger after banger.

‘Fed Up’ strikes me as a ... read more
This is kinda a ambitious record that this album is kinda from mainstream-pop grunge roots to it's more alt rock, metalcore-oriented

Well it sounds like pop music with heavy guitar riffs with it's demented, energizing soundscape and lyricism.

The first 3 songs were kinda the same key but its quite agitated and distraught, it feels like a nursery metal that's its more percise and slightly better than children's todays nursery generic music with recycled melodies and lyrics.

And almost all ... read more
Cookie cutter Hardcore.

I guess as positives these guys can actually write a chorus and some of the breakdowns are fairly decent. There’s absolutely no pretension here too which I kinda respect. This record really is lowest common denominator stuff, tho.

Fav Track: The Last Riff
Least Fav Track: Fed Up
In a year full of genre-bending albums, Below by Beartooth is a simple rush of metalcore and hardcore music - and it's one of my favorite releases of the year. It's mostly the same thing through it's 44 minute runtime, but it's fun, aggressive, and just all over the place in such a magical way that I can't help to be captivated by it. Even the more radio rock tracks like the Past is Dead I love, and I can't help but listen to this album and appreciate it for what it is. From the heavy hitting ... read more
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Track List

  1. Below
  2. Devastation
  3. The Past is Dead
  4. Fed Up
  5. Dominate
  6. No Return
  7. Phantom Pain
  8. Skin
  9. Hell of It
  10. I Won't Give It Up
  11. The Answer
  12. The Last Riff
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Added on: March 26, 2021