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This album stands to be one of the highlights of 2015.

'Beth Out Of Hell' from Swedish Rockers The Murder Of My Sweet is an ambitious concept album that has been three years in the making. It is constructed around the fictional tale of Lucifer's daughter falling in love with Michael, the Archangel from the 'Book Of Revelation' (New Testament) and all the drama surrounding this dubious courtship.

Some of, if not all, the best concept albums succeed due to the fact that the songs are able to both stand on their own while also allowing the narrative to gently unfold. '...Hell' handles this challenge with ease and never strays into the realm of self-indulgence. The music is as accessible as it is emotional and the band is clearly committed to both presenting a cohesive story as well as composing memorable songs.

While 'Bitter Love' is best enjoyed in the context of the album as a whole, tracks like 'The Humble Servant,' 'Still' and album opener 'The Awakening' embody the band's penchant for the dramatic while creating something refined and elegant. 'Requiem For A Ghost' exploits their influences from bands like Queen as its majestic intro makes for an impressive introduction.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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'...Hell' is not the dark and brooding music that is suggestive from the title. As a matter of fact, they have successfully blended Gothic themes with bright, accessible melodies, great musicianship and bookended by cinematic energy. This is a very rewarding musical statement that stands shoulder to shoulder with the best conceptual works released by acts such as Within Temptation (with their 'The Unforgiving' record) and the Pop Rock/Metal leanings from the likes of Issa.

It should then come as no surprise that 'Beth Out Of Hell' comes highly recommended for all fans of Female-Fronted, Melodic/Progressive Metal as this album stands to be one of the highlights of 2015.

Brent Rusche

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