Beseech - My Darkness, Darkness

Beseech My Darkness, Darkness cover
My Darkness, Darkness
Despotz Records
From the title alone, you can half guess that this, the sixth album by this average Swedish sextet, the first since their reunion in 2012 after a six-year hiatus, is gonna be a gothic one, but after all they were always following that road, unlike many death metal bands that transform into gothic ones, several albums into their career. In their defense they have always pursued that sound, with just slight variations on the formula and the fact that they never quite found widespread acclaim and appeal has also preserved them from becoming a cookie cutter type of band like some that seem to have a rendezvous with the muse every couple of years so they can tour and fulfill a contractual obligation.
These guys have come back with a new girl in tow this time, but also with much improved songwriting and an overall better experience. In an easy to listen and pleasantly melancholic compilation of tracks, stuff like “Mr. Uninvited”, “My Darkness, Darkness” and their rendition of Jimmy Webb’s Highwayman, as popularized by The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings) in a pretty similar “cover” are amongst the best moments.
If you like early Crematory, Lake Of Tears, not to harsh Moonspell and can suffer a dash of “H.I.M” at their hardest, this will be right up your alley.