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Editors’ Notes

Shai Hulud took its name from the giant sandworms in Frank Herbert's novel Dune. With its fourth studio album, Reach Beyond the Sun, the pioneering Florida metalcore group continues with an innovative and near-futuristic take on a genre nearly 20 years old. "The Mean Spirits, Breathing" opens with the welcome return of original frontman Chad Gilbert, who'd previously been in New Found Glory. Here he screams with noticeably more texture and rasp than in preceding recordings; even during the melodic breakdowns, Gilbert sounds like a man who's been to hell and back. “I, Saturnine” follows, with a feral outburst of guitar distortion and throat-grating shouts that lean more on the band’s hardcore roots. The track comes in like a tornado, wreaking havoc for a minute and 46 seconds and then vanishing. Conversely, “Think the Adder Benign” plays like a melodic Black Flag song that’s stretched for nearly four minutes. But it’s “Medicine to the Dead” that stands out with a perfect balance of aggressive musical attack and exemplary original songwriting.

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Why haven't you bought this yet?

Honestly the best album to come out in years. In any genre. Fantastic instrumentally and untouchable lyrics. If you don't like this one, I'm sorry for you.

Yep.

Solid release. If you're a Shai Hulud fan, you won't be disappointed.

This

is pretty sick

Biography

Formed: Pompano Beach, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

A positively themed metalcore band with some straight-edge and Christian leanings, the influential Shai Hulud have maintained a strong band identity since their original formation in the mid-'90s, even though their apparent inability to stick with one lineup,...
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