Italy's Dawn Of A Dark Age have returned with a new album continuing the experimental and avant garde style of black metal with the album being self released in 2015 and called "The Six Elements, Vol.3 Fire''.
Classical guitars start off the album and after a few seconds grim black metal screams and elements of Italian folk and ethnic music and after the intro heavy guitars are added into the music and adds in more of a raw side of the genre along with some atmospheric synths and they also mix the folk and ethnic elements of the genre.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and the guitar leads are very melodic sounding and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Cellos and violins can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and classical guitars also make their return in certain sections of the recording and all of the songs bring in a great amount of diversity while also remaining true to its black metal roots and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Dawn Of A Dark Age continue the avant garde and experimental black metal style of previous recordings while also showing a great amount of progress, the production sounds very dark and r aw while the lyrics cover natural world, human nature, despair, hated and seasons themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dawn Of A Dark Age and if you are a fan of avant garde and experimental black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Enonga's Bell 1566" and "Homecoming". 8/5 out of 10.