Posted by RiffRaff
Epic Doom Metal. Just read that out loud. Has a nice ring to it. Right? Those words, when put together, just thunder with big and powerful awesomeness. And I would have never thought a band has yet to come to the idea to bring Doom metal, which is already pretty epic in itself, to even more epic levels by adding a nice heroic feel to the music. Lucky for me Dario Berreta of the Italian Power Metal band Drakkar got in touch with me to tell me about his new project Crimson Dawn. Well, the project isn’t exactly new as it’s been in progress for some years now (since about 2005), but with only a demo EP under their belts and headfuls of great ideas, the project didn’t really take off with its first stab due to other things known as life surrounding the band members time. Lucky for us, Dario decided to resurrect the band, and with some line up changes they are geared to release their first full on full length album In Strange Aeons…
I had the privileged to give a listen to an early preview of the record, and am here to tell you that this record is something you should start getting excited about. Take the fat riffage and soaring vocals of a Candlemass record and add a healthy dollop of Heroic Epicness by way of say, Blind Guardian or Ensiferum and you get Crimson Dawn. All three of the songs included on the preview I got were absolutely solid and as a bonus, my favorite from the listening I’ve been granted permission to share with you all to rock out on.