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Dawn Of Silence - Moment Of Weakness

Published Nov. 06 2006

=Staff's pick

Hands Of Fate
Out Of Time
Point Of No Return*
Long Time Dead
Moment Of Weakness*
Fire & Ice
Misguided Life
Seeker Of Truth
Dark Secrets
Seven Gates
Fear Of Life

Genre Heavy Metal
Patrik Johansson
Tracks 12
Mats Johansson
Runningtime 51 Min.
Label Metal Heaven
Pelle Johansson
Release 24 Nov. 2006
Torbjörn Edqvist
Country Sweden
Similar artists Iron Maiden, Nocturnal Rites, Domine

Dawn Of Silence is a new band from Finspång, Sweden. It all started in 2000 when the band members met in school and became very good friends. They all shared the fascination for heavy metal and Iron Maiden in particular and soon they decided to form a band. In the beginning only Iron Maiden songs were included in the repertoire but soon they got bored of playing covers. Their first demo was recorded in 2002 and during the following three years they recorded another four demos. This year the band got tired waiting for a record deal and decided to record their first professional full-length album at their own expense. Shortly hereafter they were picked up by the rooster of Metal Heaven and now the arrival of their debut album is close.

That Dawn Of Silence has its roots in classical heavy metal and Iron Maiden is quite obvious but they are by no means a copy cat. Their brand of heavy metal is also spiced up with a more melodic direction and it's no question about that this is a Swedish band. Patrik Johansson's voice isn't perhaps fully matured just yet but his vocals are more than decent with an interesting vibrato that rounds things off in a nice way. The album is filled with twin guitar melodies reminiscent of Iron Maiden but as I said earlier the song writing leans a bit more towards the melodic side with catchy hooks and accessible choruses. The compositions however lack that certain something that makes me go wild but somehow I can sense the potential of this gang. On tracks like Point Of No Return and Moment Of Weakness they really prove their capability since these tracks has that certain edge and intriguing melodies that instantly gets stuck in your brain.

This was an interesting new acquaintance and even if the album in total doesn't reach the highest highs I really hope that they keep on developing. It's like having your favourite meal not cooked in the best of ways. If they just add some more spices and doesn't haste the cooking process next time I'm quite confident it will have gastronomical touches.






5,5 chalices of 10 - Hawk

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