Label: Displeased Records - D-00202 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Viking Metal
Best viewed without Alone Walkyng - Hades* - The Dawn Of The Dying Sun Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Ever wondered how Immortal covering Viking-era Bathory would sound? Well, Hades yes, Hades, this album was Yuki - Death Hollow - Tokyo Night (File) before that piss-poor "other" Hades decided to make a comeback provides a fairly good answer with The Dawn Of The Dying Sun.
This is quite simply one of the most epic, atmospheric, complete albums i've ever heard. The music rumbles along at a leisurely pace, never picking up above a majestic canter, but of course, these guys don't need speed to impress. Instead, they crush you with loping, striding folk-laden riffs, flawless bass playing that weaves in and out of the music, pounding drums and half-buried tormented vocal screams. The opening title track is quite short, and acts more as an intro to the majestic "Awakening of Kings", which is something of a tour-de-force.
The third track then introduces more of a measured, ambient feeling complete with eerie synth infusions, before the epic reworking of "Alone Walkyng" originally the title track of the demo tape crushes all in it's path.
This alone is worth the purchase price of the CD. The next few songs are more of the same - this isn't really an album where any particular songs stand out, it's more of Μυλοποταμίτισσα (Συρτός Σίφνου) - Ειρήνη Κονιτοπούλου Λεγάκη*, Αμαλία Παπαστεφάνου, Μαρία Ξανθάκη, Ε constant wave of atmospheric brillance.
The sole letup is Alone Walkyng - Hades* - The Dawn Of The Dying Sun 7, "The Red Sun Mocks My Sadness", which is a brief, melancholic flute instrumental, which provides a momentary passage of calm before the final onslaught of "Pagan Prayer" Phil Collins - Everyday the job of crushing the listener into rubble Perfect album?
Buy from The Dawn of the Dying Sun Hades.
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