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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release from the metalcore band sees the return of original vocalist Chad Gilbert, who had left in 1997 to join pop punk band, New Found Glory.
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  • Record Label: Metal Blade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk, Power Metal
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  1. Alternative Press
    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. Revolver
    Feb 20, 2013
    80
    With this latest (featuring the return of New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert on vocals), they prove it all still works in a big way, a sign that they’ve been doing it right all along.
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    It's the raw and relentless aggression of Reach Beyond the Sun as a whole that makes it worth the listen.
  4. 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.
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 20, 2013
    60
    It's furious stuff. [Mar 2013, p.101]
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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 technicallyI'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