"Gone" (Eisenwald; 2014)
Reviewed by Jeff Rogers
Autumn's Dawn are a band from Australia and they play
Depressive Rock and Black Metal. I should mention that it's only two blokes
pushing their sound here: Sorrow (drums, guitars and vocals) and Anguish
(guitars and bass). They create some straight forward music, despite the Black
Metal label. They have clean vocals on some tracks and traditional black metal
vocals on others. It's an interesting approach since some bands stick with only
one type of vocal delivery. Their music flows like standard rock although it has
that gloom vibe going on most of the time; it still bends towards the depressive
cliff more than not. There are guitar solos that are well-played and I found
myself feeling a bit connected since I dug the solos above the brooding riffs.
This is a new side project and the two members have extensive backgrounds with other bands (I'd tell you their names but that would just pull you from their clutches of doom and it's best to keep it contained and mysterious).
There are nine tracks on "Gone" and each one stands on
its own. The whole album has a good flow and doesn't disappoint.
For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/autumnsdawnband.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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