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Before the Dawn
Released: 2007, Cyclone Empire/Sound Pollution
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
DEADLIGHT is the fourth release from this Finnish act that according to my bio are huge in Finland. The bio also says that Before the Dawn plays “dark metal”, music that in my ears sounds like dark modern metal influenced by goth sung with ordinary vocals where sometimes a woman makes an appearance singing.
There are numerous tempo changes in the songs and if you appreciate bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquility mixed with Sentenced, and Paradise Lost then I know you’re going to love Before the Dawn.
DEADLIGHT is actually a really good album but it takes a while before you can fully appreciate it. It took me several listens before I got into the 10-track album and it was 40 minutes totally dedicated to darkness and despair. There are actually no weak moments on the album and it’s overall a pretty good album. Once again Finland has shown that they are a metal nation on the rise. If you are a dark spirit and love dark music then Before the Dawn is the perfect band for you and DEADLIGHT is the perfect album.
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5. Morning Sun
8. Star of Fire
9. Reign Fire
Tuomas Saukkonen – vocals, guitar
Lars Eikind – bass
Juho Räihä – keyboards
Dani Miettinen – drums
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