Album Review: Dawn of Ashes-Daemonolatry Gnosis

1.The Initiation

2.Gods of the Antinomian Path

3.Smash Thy Enemies

4. Guardians

5. Core of the Black Sun

6. The Ritual

7. Augoedies

8. Sermon From the Horned God

9. I am Nephilim

10. Rulership of the Inner World

11. Magick of the New Aeon

12. Freezing Moon

American industrial black metal monsters Dawn of Ashes are going to release this upcoming album in June 9th. This release is has a strong and powerful vibe to it, the hole album is a soundtrack to some si-fi movie with the hole music of course, which is something unigue, and it gave the album, that si-fi story and the full concept to it. The album begins with the intro called ”The Initation”, this is like a introduction to the album, but also to some movie as well, which is amazing.

The first thing I noticed about this release, that it has so many great symphonic elements and music, so well combined with the hole blakcened death metal music and industrial part, which this album has the less.

Crushing riffs, with blast beats can go wrong, the atmosphere on the album is intense because of this, in a very good way. The influences of black metal, death metal, symphonic music, and a little bit of eletronic music, created some cosmic metal, I can’t explane this by words, but it’s something quite unigue. The band got back to a musical style from their first album ”Genocide Chapters” in some way, but it has something different to it, the approuch to the music is not the same completly, the symphonic music, that remaind’s me of a movie soundrack, gave that new sound to the album.

The song on the album ”Magick From The New Aeon” featuring. Linsday Schoolcraft one of the vocalist’s and keyboardist from  Legendary Britsh metal band Cradle of Filth, is magical, it is some sort of  love epopee, the vocals are combined so perfectly with each other, Linsday showed that her amazing voice can create, some very hypnotick beautiful atmosphere, it made the song so pure and so sinister at the same time, and vocalist Kristof Bathory gave that creepy but interesting vibe to hole song, and his growl vocals, were literally not from this from, but from out of space.

One more song that is quite different from the rest of the album is ”The Ritual” , it is a classical symphonic song, with growl vocals,  it sounds really good. This song is a classical movie song, I can imagine this song in some movie, just perfect symphonic song , and a introduction to the rest of the story on the album.

On the album the last song is a cover of Norwegian black metal titans Mayhem of the song ”Freezing Moon”. This band kind of added their own sound to the cover, which I like, because it’s not the same as the original, of course it can not sound as original, but no one can do it better that Mayhem, this cover has true black metal vibe, also that the original has too, but it has different energy to it, and the production made it different and fresh, great cover, by the amazing band.

Tehnical compliance is amazing, every tone is in the right place, acoustic is totaly balanced, production is not of this world, it ‘s awesome. Negative side of the album is that, in some parts of the album the symphonic music can’t be heard because of the crushing slam riffs, and  in some moment’s the symphonic music is louder than riffs. But it’s not such a big problem, the songs are perfect as they are, and each song has story behind, but music itself  is telling the story too, just perfect and rare, for any kind of music.

Dawn of Ashes is the band, that has always , had unigue approuch to music, with this album they showed that they are as a band on a higher level. For the fans this album, will be paradise for the ears, a story to tell, to live on and on forever.

Rating Album:9/10

Rating album: SAPRON

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Black Metal Veterans Dawn Of Ashes Announce New Album and North America Tour!

 CA-Symphonic Black Metal artists Dawn of Ashes announces the release of their new album ”Daemonolatry Gnosis.

Daemonolatry Gnosis is a diabolical musical milestone & Dawn of Ashes most brutal fusion of Extreme Symphonic Black Metal to date. Like Dawn of Ashes‘ previous album ”Theophany, Daemonolatry Gnosis” was mixed & produced by Mick Kenney of AnaalNathrakh. Features a cover of Black Metal legends Mayhem’s Freezing Moon, as well as guest vocals from Cradle of Filth’s Lindsay Schoolcraft.

The first single off the album called ”Guardians has premiered on Metal Sucks and can be seen HERE

Dawn of Ashes Daemonolatry Gnosis


01. The Initiation
02. Gods of The Antinomian Path
03. Smash Thy Enemies
04. Guardians
05. Core of The Black Sun
06. The Ritual
07. Augoeides
08. Sermon From The Horned God
09. I Am Nephilim
10. Rulership Of The Inner World
11. Magick For The New Aeon (featuring Lindsay Schoolcraft)
12. Freezing Moon


Tour Dates:

April 27th Los Angles,CA @ Complex
April 29th Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
May 1st Portland, OR @ Lovecraft
May 2nd Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
May 4th Boise, ID @ The Eclypse
May 5th Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
May 7th Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
May 8th Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 10th Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
May 13th Toronto, Canada @ Coalition
May 14th Montreal, Canada @ Piranha Bar
May 16th Buffalo, NY @ Evening Star Concert Hall
May 17th Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy
May 19th Cincinnati, OH @ The Venue Events Centre
May 20th New York City, NY @ Drom
May 21st Wilmington, DE @ Bar XIII
May 22nd Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
May 23rd Richmond, VA @ Fallout

About Dawn of Ashes:

That which gives light must endure burning. — Viktor Frankl

DAWN OF ASHES: The very name calls to mind the legend of the Phoenix, a god-being born anew from the ashes of its own destruction. It unites the Alpha and Omega, signifying that every end is a beginning and vice versa, that life and death are one. So goes the destiny of this musical form: to die unto its first self, passing through the agonizing fire of purification, only to rise again to a new dawn, with renewed purpose.

The fans who stood by DAWN OF ASHES from their earliest incarnation in 2001 know exactly what founder-frontman Kristof Bathory brings to the equation: music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic sweep — a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. Hard-edged and terrifying soundscapes driven by pummeling beats propelled savage lyrics across multiple albums; the introduction of crushing metal riffs and epic production elevated the music’s scope to its ultimate realization with the acclaimed 2013 album Anathema. It was at this stage of the band’s career that new opportunities loomed… or so it seemed at first.

With the prospect of a new label and a potentially higher global profile on the horizon, new business alliances were made that resulted in the formation of URILIA, an extreme metal unit which incorporated many sonic and thematic themes already familiar to DAWN OF ASHES fans, as well as new and diverse musical elements, united under a new philosophy and a heightened awareness of the Left Hand Path.

In late 2015, URILIA was laid to rest after its brief but memorable time on Earth… and from that ending, DAWN OF ASHES rose once again in 2016 with the release of Theophany, the band’s first album with Metropolis Records and first collaboration with Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH.