Roel de Haan : Antlers is a german group and this ‘Beneath.Below.Behold’ is their second full-length. Amidst a myriad of post-black metal-outfits it is actually quite refreshing to see a band like Antlers taking a different road. Antlers’ stylistic inspiration lie quite obviously more in the very early Swedish melodeath scene, but also an act like Primordial have rubbed off on them. So on ‘Beneath.Below.Behold’, the songs are epic, melodic and full of emotions. As if Primordial had a bastard child with Dark Tranquillity and Dawn. Often quite fast but always with a melodic flair that tends to be quite melancholy; the varied songs are excellent pieces of music to let your thought run free with. Antlers prove that atmospheric black metal doesn’t necessarily has to be “post” in order to work. Good stuff.