Bitter Dawn are a 1 man band originally from Olympia, Washington but now located in Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a very grim, raw and primitive from of black metal and this is a review of their 2008 demo "Winterhorns" which was released by Evergrim Recordings.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very grim, raw and primitive sounding in the old school 2nd wave tradition and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals a re all grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover dark, hateful and violent themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it that goes back to the early 90's as well as the last song being an instrumental that is long and epic in length.
In my opinion Bitter Dawn are a very great sounding raw and primitive old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Self Loathing In Desolation" and "Never End The Night". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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