Band : Dawn of Demise
Album/EP : Into The Depths of Veracity
Genre: Death Metal
Label : Unique Leader Records
Location : Silkeborg, Denmark
FFO : Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Six Feet Under
Right of the bat, this record is catchy. The production is super on point. Everything sounds absolutely perfect for a death metal record. The guitars aren’t overly technical. although, they do have a few tech riffs. Otherwise its pretty straight forward death metal. I feel like what sets these guys apart, is they take the best parts of every aspect of death metal. They have the heavy guitar riffs, add in some thunderous drums, top it all off with a vocalist (Scott Jensen) with a solid range of pitches, and you get a super solid death metal record. The mix is absolutely amazing. Every instrument is literally at the right level to compliment each other. The vocals are super gnarly.
The songs do not have a particular structure. But they flow very smooth. There are hardly any sudden tempo changes, which is what I personally look for in a death metal record. I love when you can set a record to play, and its super easy to listen to/follow. Veracity is defined as truth/truthfulness. So I can only assume that this record being titled “Into The Depths of Veracity” has something to do with exposing the truth in something. As I usually say, I’m probably wrong. But, ya know, a man can dream.
There is definite replay value in this record. Its a super solid death metal record. It has everything I really look for. My favorite part are the vocals. They remind me of the legendary Suffocation. They are mid- low end growls. At points, they get lower than I expected. There really is no down side to this record. I enjoy everything about it. Maybe I wish they down tuned just a hair more, but that might alter their sound too much. So id prefer them to stay where they are. Compared to their last record (The Suffering), I feel like the production/mix got a lot cleaner. This record is a small step from the last. But its in a great direction, and I hope it stays this way.
Overall, this is one of my favorite releases this year. From the moment I listened to the first track, I was hooked. It has some super simple, yet catchy riffs they are guaranteed to make the crowd move. It has some easy hooks guaranteed to make you bob your head. Its going to be a crushing release for them and I can’t wait to see some of these songs live.
Star Rating: 9/10
Strongest Song: In Silence He'll Arise