↯ Dawn Ray’d
Formed from the ashes of We Came Out Like Tigers, this three piece from Northern England plays a bleak yet melodic form of black metal.
Dawn Ray’d is explicitly anarchist, but doesn’t focus only around political issues. Still complex in narrative and execution, their debut recording is a nicely refined record with tortured screams, punishing drum work and some tasty violin licks that properly portray a dark atmosphere. ‘A Thorn, A Blight’ is a gloomy soundtrack to thought provoking stories by one of the most ambitious and confrontational bands of the recent years. ⇝ IDIOTEQ.com
↯ Grey Aura
2-man Dutch black metal revelation. Their double-CD debut “Waerachtighe beschryvinghe van drie seylagien, ter werelt noyt soo vreemt ghehoort” —digitally self-released and later re-released by Blood Music— is an epic and astonishing concept album on the story of dutch explorer Willem Barentsz (1550–1597), who tried finding a northeastern passage to Asia. Read more on No Clean Singing
DAWN RAY'D, GREY AURA