Dawn Of Disease - Ascension Gate
Author: Peter Balanikas
LABEL: Napalm Records
RELEASE DATE: 11 August 2017
The story of Dawn of Disease began in 2003, with determination and a lot of work the band managed to be one of the most recognizable of the German scene. After the very special release of 2016 , “Worship the Grave” the death metallers returned with something fresh, the “Gate of Ascension”!
The drums are explosive and have taken a leading role in the creation of a “disastrous” musical atmosphere in which you do not have the chance to escape rather than enjoy the storm that is coming upon you. Do not expect anything less than heavy and “in your face” aggresive music!
The riffs are fast and amusing , while some “solo” breakouts of the guitar will impress and will definitely make the whole acoustic experience a bit more enriched and enjoyable. I’m not here to judge Tomasz’s deadly vocals, it’s not the first time I’m listening to this guy ” burning ” the microphones (in the good sense … yes sound engineers … not literally) !
The “Gate of Ascension” is a complete record from wherever side you expect it.. producing, mixing, composing etc. The listening experience of the album was very pleasant, plus the album gave me plenty of “pure headbanging” moments. Surely we are dealing with a modern death metal album that has not been stuck in the past and has something new to give to fans but from the other hand we are not talking about the discovery of the New World !
It is highly recommended to all the friends of death and extreme metal.