With all that being said, and my deadline looming, I fired up my computer, opened the file containing the MP3 files and set to work. The album starts out with a pleasant riff and the line “In the darkness / I hope your ego burns your soul” …and we’re off. In all seriousness, the sound emanating from my Logitech computer speakers did not make me a convert but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I was interested enough to realize and understand that if I wanted to experience the totality of the musical experience I had to go further, so I broke out the headphones and cranked it up. Rarely does a lyric in a song make me run for a dictionary but in this case, by the fifth song on the album, “Sing for Me” I did just that. The line that piqued my curiosity was “The felicity of fugacious times” and is delivered with such bravado, it took me by surprise. All in all, as far as the genre is concerned, Dawn of Eternity is a winner.
The band is fronted by lead singer Sara Seubert. I don’t know how many (blank) metal bands are fronted by a female lead singer, my guess would be not many, but she adds a dimension to this band that is on some level, disarming and very comforting. That and the fact that this girl can sing which gives this band an added dimension as displayed on the track “Fire” which is a lower key acoustic number that closes the album. The band’s press statement starts off, “Where the voice of an angel meets the music of the devil.” And I could not have said it better myself. The band is anchored by Johannes Kittel on guitars and background vocals and a kick ass rhythm section featuring Sebastian Klüfer on bass and Torsten Ossowicki on drums. For fans of all the sub-genres of metal music, Dawn of Eternity is certainly a band that should be on your radar and the album “Guilty” should be on your “must play” list because they are the real deal. The stand out tracks on the album are “Ego”, “Amorticure”, “Guilty”, and “Fire”. The deluxe version of the album which was released on November 1st includes additional tracks and demos and is well worth checking out.
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