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Review: Dawn of Tears - Act III: The Dying Eve
Dawn of Tears
Act III: The Dying Eve

Label: Inverse Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 45:19
Tracks: 9
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: June 24, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Act III: The Dying Eve

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

Here we have some Melo-Death from Spain's Dawn of Tears. This 5-piece band released their debut album, Descent, in 2007, and the 5-track EP Dark Chamber Litanies followed two years later. Both releases helped pave the way for Dawn of Tears to secure some live appearances with well known acts like Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, Moonsorrow, Onslaught, Cynic and many others.

Act III: The Dying Eve is the title of Dawn of Tears' second full-length studio album, and the musical ingredients that were vital to their early success haven't been forgotten. This is a prime example of how melodic, NWOSDM-tinged Death Metal should be made. First and foremost, Dawn of Tears' music possesses strong melodies that create a firm backbone for everything else they do. None of the elements they use in their beautifully flowing songs are new, but the way they are able to take full advantage of them makes all the difference. For instance, the melodic guitar line in "Present of Guilt" (which first comes in at the 1:47 minute mark and then again at 3:51) is strongly reminiscent of Amorphis, even if that long-running Finnish band isn't really considered one of the leading Melo-Death groups anymore.

Undoubtedly, Melo-Death Metal fans will find lots of guilty pleasure spending some time with Dawn of Tears' Act III: The Dying Eve. These Spaniards have captured everything that is essential to make Melo-Death that appeals to so many people these days.

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