Beauty In The Suffering - The Crazies
Electrometal Beauty In The Suffering is a electro metal and hard rock band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the United States. The band's frontman, DieTrich Thrall, might be a relatively well known name to you for one of two reasons: A.) He worked in the band The Mazarene Machine and B.) toured with Misfits legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Both are damned fine accomplishments and I give my hat off to the badass metalhead for accomplishing both. However, this time around the talented Thrall has put together a heavy electrometal supergroup which includes studio and special guests such as Angel Bartolotta from DOPE and Genitorturers, Aaron 'Monty' Montgomery from TRAPT, Chris Emery from American Head Charge, as well as many more. 

Beauty In The Suffering's history is best remembered through their music videos, as this band is much an audio project as it is a visual one. About three years ago we received out first teaser from the band with a simple eleven second logo animation and audio sample. It kept some curious, but wanting to see more. Wanting to keep fans and other who were interested up to date with the project, their first single/lyric video "The Crazies" appeared on YouTube. With good reception, BITS decided to go a step further; not a month after, BITS put out a full blown music video for the single. What came of it was a simple but effective video that puts emphasis on Thrall's love for Romero's Dead series. 


From there on out, BITS continued a good flow of material, releasing the single/lyric video "Reveille" in April 2014 as well as a further single/lyric video "Juliet" in September of the same year. The last song that will be put out before the release of their debut EP will be the cover of The Outfield's 80s hit "Your Love" on February 9th. With four tracks released over the course three years, BITS is proud to debut their debut EP titled The Crazies, and it will be out on February 16th. 

Now, what I myself and many fans might be asking is this: What will be new on the EP? Well, after February 9th, there won't be any new songs on the album. The other four singles that have previously been released via YouTube and other media outlets will be available on the EP. However, this is not something that I am criticizing as BITS is making up for it in one simple and tiny way. Every single one of the physical copies of the EP sold via their shop will be signed by Thrall. 

What I really enjoy about that is in a digital era where everyone seems to have forgotten physical CDs exist, BITS continues pushing forward their physical releases rather than playing it out like petty children and only releasing everything digital. I appreciate the fact that BITS are pushing themselves to get this EP out on CD and are signing it for everyone who wants a physical copy. Not only does that show dedication, but it also shows appreciation for the fans who have supported them from the start. THAT right there has earned them my respect for whatever it may be worth. 

Now, for those of you who haven't even heard of BITS music as of yet, you're in for a treat as their electrometal and horror inspired music can rock with legends as far as Rob Zombie. 'The Crazies' is a catchy, if a bit repetitive, quirky song with roaring screams that sound more like the undead coming back to life. Technical elements and thriving guitar work takes the space rather than focusing on any heavy bass or similar shenanigans. Expect nothing but clean and serene hard rock that will melt your heart. 

'Reveille' will throw you back to 80s horror films as the intricate synthwork will completely succumb you into haunting nights with teens getting slashed left and right by a masked brute of a killer. For fans of speedier and melodic electrometal, 'Juliet' is the track for you. An equal mix of guitars, drums, and synths will appeal you. If a mosh pit were going on and you were thrown into the middle of it while this song played, you'd probably coming out missing a tooth. Or an eyeball. The last track on the album is a cover of The Outfield's 'Your Love'. While you may think a hard edged band such as BITS might destroy the classic love song, Thrall actually made a faithful cover just with their own style on the song. I'll be real for a moment, as this cover cannot compare with the original (but that's just fair considering 'Your Love' is one of the best songs of all time). However, in comparison to the legions of covers I've heard for 'Your Love', Thrall has made one of the best of them all. 

As blackened and downright metal as BITS comes off, deep down inside The Crazies is a work of heart and love not only for themselves, but for their fans as well. We've watched them grow from just being a dream to a fully fledged band with massive amounts of talent attached to them. This amount of dedication is rarely seen anymore, and such collaborations usually end up down the drain. But, so far, Beauty In The Suffering is doing very well for themselves and The Crazies prove it. 
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Beauty In The Suffering - The Crazies

7.5
"Good"
Released 2016 by Narcicessity Records
Beauty In The Suffering is a electro metal and hard rock band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the United States. The band's frontman, DieTrich Thrall, might be a relatively well known name to you for one of two reasons: A.) He worked in the band The Mazarene Machine and B.) toured with Misfits legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Both are damned fine accomplishments and I give my hat off to the badass metalhead for accomplishing both. However, this time around the talented Thrall has put together a heavy electrometal supergroup which includes studio and special guests such as Angel Bartolotta from DOPE and Genitorturers, Aaron 'Monty' Montgomery from TRAPT, Chris Emery from American Head Charge, as well as many more. 

Beauty In The Suffering's history is best remembered through their music videos, as this band is much an audio project as it is a visual one. About three years ago we received out first teaser from the band with a simple eleven second logo animation and audio sample. It kept some curious, but wanting to see more. Wanting to keep fans and other who were interested up to date with the project, their first single/lyric video "The Crazies" appeared on YouTube. With good reception, BITS decided to go a step further; not a month after, BITS put out a full blown music video for the single. What came of it was a simple but effective video that puts emphasis on Thrall's love for Romero's Dead series. 


From there on out, BITS continued a good flow of material, releasing the single/lyric video "Reveille" in April 2014 as well as a further single/lyric video "Juliet" in September of the same year. The last song that will be put out before the release of their debut EP will be the cover of The Outfield's 80s hit "Your Love" on February 9th. With four tracks released over the course three years, BITS is proud to debut their debut EP titled The Crazies, and it will be out on February 16th. 

Now, what I myself and many fans might be asking is this: What will be new on the EP? Well, after February 9th, there won't be any new songs on the album. The other four singles that have previously been released via YouTube and other media outlets will be available on the EP. However, this is not something that I am criticizing as BITS is making up for it in one simple and tiny way. Every single one of the physical copies of the EP sold via their shop will be signed by Thrall. 

What I really enjoy about that is in a digital era where everyone seems to have forgotten physical CDs exist, BITS continues pushing forward their physical releases rather than playing it out like petty children and only releasing everything digital. I appreciate the fact that BITS are pushing themselves to get this EP out on CD and are signing it for everyone who wants a physical copy. Not only does that show dedication, but it also shows appreciation for the fans who have supported them from the start. THAT right there has earned them my respect for whatever it may be worth. 

Now, for those of you who haven't even heard of BITS music as of yet, you're in for a treat as their electrometal and horror inspired music can rock with legends as far as Rob Zombie. 'The Crazies' is a catchy, if a bit repetitive, quirky song with roaring screams that sound more like the undead coming back to life. Technical elements and thriving guitar work takes the space rather than focusing on any heavy bass or similar shenanigans. Expect nothing but clean and serene hard rock that will melt your heart. 

'Reveille' will throw you back to 80s horror films as the intricate synthwork will completely succumb you into haunting nights with teens getting slashed left and right by a masked brute of a killer. For fans of speedier and melodic electrometal, 'Juliet' is the track for you. An equal mix of guitars, drums, and synths will appeal you. If a mosh pit were going on and you were thrown into the middle of it while this song played, you'd probably coming out missing a tooth. Or an eyeball. The last track on the album is a cover of The Outfield's 'Your Love'. While you may think a hard edged band such as BITS might destroy the classic love song, Thrall actually made a faithful cover just with their own style on the song. I'll be real for a moment, as this cover cannot compare with the original (but that's just fair considering 'Your Love' is one of the best songs of all time). However, in comparison to the legions of covers I've heard for 'Your Love', Thrall has made one of the best of them all. 

As blackened and downright metal as BITS comes off, deep down inside The Crazies is a work of heart and love not only for themselves, but for their fans as well. We've watched them grow from just being a dream to a fully fledged band with massive amounts of talent attached to them. This amount of dedication is rarely seen anymore, and such collaborations usually end up down the drain. But, so far, Beauty In The Suffering is doing very well for themselves and The Crazies prove it. 
Feb 08 2016

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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