The Icelandic death metal quintet, Beneath, have returned with a follow-up to their 2012 debut album, Enslaved By Fear. Everywhere you read, you’ll see them described as “brutal death metal,” which I have a beef with. I think it’s because their quality is miles above what is normally tagged as BDM. Mostly, just the vocals and some lyrics that allow that tag to be slapped on. In my eyes (ears), they have much more in common with either technical death metal or the crushing, plodding style of DM a la Immolation, Incantation (Immolation especially so). They keep right in line with their original debut release: a constant, unrelenting onslaught of riffs, hammering drums, occasionally punctuated by very short, ambient or acoustic interludes. Controlled, yet utter aural chaos.