Embrace The Dawn are an international band with members from Australia, Noraw, United States, Spain and Canada that plays a very progressive form of death metal with elements of technical, thrash, symphonic and black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "The Effigist".
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with a small amount of spoken word parts while clean playing is also utilized in certain sections of the recording as well as mixing in with the heavier sections of the music at times and the vocals are mostly deep death metal growls.
At times black metal screams can also be heard while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic and technical fashion along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and elements of thrash can also be heard at times as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard will the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses symphonic elements as well as clean vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the songs also mixing in a great amount of modern prog metal elements.
Embrace The Dawn plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in progressive death metal while the technical, symphonic, thrash and black metal elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Embrace The Dawn are a very great sounding progressive and technical death metal band with elements of thrash, symphonic and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cold Black Hole" "The Tide" and "Tartarus". 8 out of 10.