Beyond the Dark
Style: Melodic Metal
Release date: March 28th 2008

Ancara from Finland is sadly just another perfect example of a bunch of good musicians capable of writing decent songs and recording them in an acceptable way. All heard a million times before, done a million times before, and they will most likely not be the last band to fall into that trap.

Sure this album does have its moments, and it not like the whole album stinks. But nothing stands out, nothing makes me wanting to listen to the album again or discover more about the guys behind it.

I for one have already forgotten all about this up and coming young band, a band, which mostly likely won't join the elite of melodic metal any time soon... They need a drastic improvement to get my attention on their next album...


01. Circles
02. Deny
03. Snowflower
04. Scarred
05. Just for Me
06. Cranium Tension
07. When Everyone Else is Gone
08. In Silence
09. The World
10. Burn in Hell (Live)
Label: Metal Heaven
Distribution: Metal Heaven
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: February 13th 2008