Sun Worship are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a cascadian influenced form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Pale Dawn" which will be released in May by Golden Antenna Records.
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the album along with some tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals start out with a more of a chanting style and you can also hear great amount of melody in the guitar riffing and after awhile the songs start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the songs are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the vocals start getting more aggressive while being somewhat mixed down low in the mix and as the album progresses they evolve more into high pitched black metal screams and the solos and leads also bring more of a raw yet melodic style to the songs they are utilized on and the whole album also remains very dark and heavy from beginning to ending of the recording while clean singing is used briefly on the last track.
Sun Worship creates another recording that is still influenced by the atmospheric and cascadian styles of black metal while also having more of a raw and heavy approach to the genre that is very guitar driven, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes along with some songs being written in German.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sun Worship and if you are a fan of the more raw, atmospheric and cascadian styles of black metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pale Dawn" and "Perihilion". 8 out of 10.