DAWN OF WINTER
Pray For Doom
I HATE Trad doom old timers return to the heady source With cheeseball stoner rock and redneck sludge being mislabelled as doom metal, it’s a relief to hear a band still playing old tried-andtested heavy metal-based trad doom. These German veterans of 25 years’ standing have returned from hibernation to set the record straight with their appropriately titled new opus. Founded on miserable lyrics sung by a powerfully piped metal singer, slow dirges stretching out sad, Sabbathy rhythms, and dragged onward by leadweight percussion, Dawn Of Winter offer a return-toform sermon for a genre that has mutated beyond its original themes. Purists yearning for some classic doom that celebrates the primordial soup of heavy metal whilst evoking the appropriate feelings of war, lost love, post-flower child druggy depression and death need look no further.
FOR FANS OF: Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus,