Beyond Me

Album: Extremist (2014)
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  • Vocalist Ryan Clark commented to Decibel magazine that this Extremist track contains possibly the fastest double kick tempo Demon Hunter have ever done. "Luckily, Yogi (Watts, drummer) gets better with every record, so he nailed it no problem," he said.

    "One key element to the sound of this record is less programming and sound replacing in almost every aspect," Clark added. "That's not to say nothing was edited, obviously, but there is more of a natural sound throughout, which comes from spending more time getting the right sound and best possible performance…which means less to edit after the fact."

    "Certain sections of this song almost give me a (Norwegian black metallers) Dimmu Borgir vibe," Clark continued, "although not as symphonic…and definitely not the pre-chorus or chorus. There's a pretty drastic difference in the vibe of the verses compared to the chorus. I like to find a natural progression from really heavy and extreme to big, sweeping melodic territory. In songs like this, the pre-chorus plays a big part in that. In order to move from the intensity of the verse to this big open chorus, the pre-chorus has to be the perfect transition. It can be easy to botch that concept if you don't have an appropriate way to bridge the two sections."

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