Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dawnfall/Drei Raume/Nazgul's Eyrie Productions/2002 CD Review


  Dawnfall where a band from Germany that played a very raw and primitive form of ambient/avant garde black metal and this is a review of their 2002 album "Drei Raume" which was released by Nazgul's Eyrie Productions.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with only a small amount of blast beats, while the keyboards and harpsichord bring a very dark atmospheric, avant garde and ambient sound to the music as well as some industrial/noise being utilized on one song, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast ambient black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with a doom metal feeling being used at times and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording and the guitars are only present on this first 3 songs with the rest of the album being instrumental.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with a brief use of clean singing which is only present on the first 3 songs and mournful sounding cries as well as a brief use of samples and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark and gloomy themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Dawnfall are a very great sounding raw and primitive sounding avant garde/ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I" "II" and "III". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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