The Beast are a band from Belgium that plays a very raw and primitive form of satanic black/goat metal and this is a review of their 2003 album "Fixed By The Devil" which was released by Painkiller Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the sound effects when they are utilized they bring a very dark and ritualistic sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black/goat metal riffs that are mixed down low in the mix and have a very dark, raw and primitive sound to them, while the lead guitars are very primitive sounding black/death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep goat metal growls as well as some spoken word ritualistic parts, while the lyrics cover Satanism and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion The Beast are a very great sounding raw and primitive black/goat metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Ritual" and "Satanic Dominion". RECOMMENDED BUY.