After a break of 9 years, Handsome Beasts returned with what would turn out to be their final album, The Beast Within. While the N.W.O.B.H.M. genre had begun to splinter, Handsome Beasts took the foundations they had laid in the genre and threw in some glam metal production for good measure, creating a bigger sound than their debut. This change in sound certainly added to their raw energy, the album remaining just as furious as their first. Bigger, louder, furious, all these elements combined to make a huge album.