"Ferocious"."melodic"."gifted"."strong debut"."truly old school metal riffing"."superior debut"."modern"."high octane".
The press for BEYOND THE EMBRACE's 2002 debut release Against The Elements hailed the group with many attributes, but the constant opinion was that BTE was "The Band to Watch." With their sophomore release Insect Song, BEYOND THE EMBRACE deliver on all fronts. Barely in their 20s when the debut was recorded, a road tested, more mature and confident band collaborated with producer KEN SUSI (UNEARTH) to create Insect Song and the results will leave Metal fans slack jawed. From the opening pressure of "Fleshengine Breakdown" to the closing strains of "Within", BEYOND THE EMBRACE have left any comparisons to their heroes behind and forge ahead with a sound and identity all their own.
BEYOND THE EMBRACE compose and perform with the savvy of metal veterans and Insect Song is no exception. Produced by label mate Ken Susi of Unearth and recorded at System Recordings in Ipswich, MA December 12, 2003 - February 9, 2004, Insect Song is going to show Beyond the Embrace in a new light, as a band that has their shit together and also as a band that WILL be heard whether people or music critics like it or not.
BTE has toured nationally with such bands as Opeth, Lacuna Coil, Kataklysm, Misery Index, Divine Empire, Helloween, Jag Panzer and more.