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  1. Mar 5, 2013
    9
    I've never been a fan of this band, but this new album blew my mind! Comparing to the previous one "Misanthropy Pure" it is less technically complicated, there are no constant tempo changes and it sounds more smooth. The music is typical for Shai Hulud, I believe it's fair to call it progressive melodic hardcore. The songs are catchy, the melodies are catchy. So probably this will be oneI've never been a fan of this band, but this new album blew my mind! Comparing to the previous one "Misanthropy Pure" it is less technically complicated, there are no constant tempo changes and it sounds more smooth. The music is typical for Shai Hulud, I believe it's fair to call it progressive melodic hardcore. The songs are catchy, the melodies are catchy. So probably this will be one of the best 2012 albums in my personal top. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Feb 20, 2013
    90
    With Gilbert's powerful pipes and his bang-on production values, Shai Hulud have never sounded better than on Reach Beyond The Sun. [Mar 2013, p.89]
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    60
    It's furious stuff. [Mar 2013, p.101]
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    70
    The demonic rage of this innovative band approaching 20 years in existence is in top form on these 11 unrelenting songs.