NRT-Records Release Another Great Metal Album By Dawn Of Eternity
Founded by the talented singer Sara Seubert and guitar player Johannes Kittel, from the ashes of their former project, “Buried Alive”, Dawn Of Eternity became known in the metal scene. After the release of their EP, “Catastrome”, the band played all over Germany together with acts like Peragon, Gates of Dawn, Amorticure, Saint Astray and Eden’s Decay.
At the end of their odyssey, they continued their work on the debut album, “Guilty”, which was recorded in collaboration with room4Records. Being “almost done” by the end of 2013, the perfectionist, Sara Seubert, took nearly 3 more months to perfect her vocals on the album, before it was finally released in March 2014.
Right after the release, Dawn Of Eternity continued touring, with a lots of concerts in front of euphoric crowds. In October 2014 they supported the Dutch speed metal band “Lord Volutre” in the Czech Republic. Finally in October this year, Dawn of Eternity signed with the independent label NRT-Records who have re-released a deluxe version of their album “Guilty”, together with a new music video.
Dawn Of Eternity is a unique, inspiring and fresh approach to a relatively stale metal scene. The dual vocalists used in some tracks, is one of the few times I have liked this situation. The male-female, sing-growl dynamics, which can be perfectly appreciated on the track “Blind My Eyes”, create a hauntingly beautiful sound that boggles the mind – somewhere between the Devil and an Angel. Never did I ever think that a band could sound like a mix of Tori Amos meets Meshuggah, but Dawn Of Eternity accomplishes the feat.
If you like your music to be heavy and atmospheric, I can almost guarantee that “Guilty Deluxe” will not disappoint you. For those yet unfamiliar with Dawn Of Eternity -they play a style of music that sort of melds melodic death metal, hard rock and touches of Goth. One of their main strengths is Sara Seubert’s voice, which is strong, clear, high but not too high, and emotive. She could mesmerize you even if she is singing the shopping list.
“Guilty Deluxe” is one of those albums that just leave your jaw dropped in awe. Popular rock music has been so insubstantial and rehashed for the last few years that a recording of this caliber is bound to create a stir. There is not one single bad song here: they are catchy without taking that fateful plunge over the “commercial” cliff. Production is spectacular all the way through. High points are difficult to pick out because the whole album is so well-done, though “Ego”, “Cut Me Loose”, “Sing For Me”, “Guilty”, “Oceans” and “Fire” are my current favorites.
“Guilty Deluxe” also counts 4 tracks from the band’s self-released Ep, “Castastrome” among its 16 tracks. The album expands on the band’s ability to craft beautiful music while at the same time maintaining teamwork and dedication to their loyal fan base. Along with beautiful music that is layered, moving and quite powerful, the emotion released in just one song – the simple acoustically driven “Fire” – gives me goose-bumps every time!
Dawn Of Eternity is a band that deserves much more recognition than they receive. “Guilty Deluxe” is by far their best work and their love for the project shines through on almost every track. Musically the album is rife with richly textured melodies and effective overdriven guitar-based arrangements supplied by Sebastian Klüfer –Bass, Torsten Ossowicki –Drums, Sara Seubert –Lead Vocals and Johannes Kittel – Guitars & Backing Vocals.
Every song on the album is worth listening to, and the more you listen, the deeper you feel the music. It is quite a testament to the creativity and synergy of a band when you can listen to a song and always get something different from it. What more can I say about Dawn Of Eternity and, in particular, “Guilty Deluxe”?
Well, it’s powerful, it’s melodic, it’s heavy, it’s layered and it’s overall amazing. I’m so glad to have it in my collection!