Oct 4, 2015

Ashes of Dagoth (2015) The Awakening [EP]

Band: Ashes of Dagoth
Country of Origin: Germany
Status: Active
Genre: Symphonic Black metal
Type: EP
Format: Digital
Length Approx.:  28:00 min.
Release Date: 10-02-2015
Current label: Independent
Release label: N/A

IR Classification: Good (4.4 / 5)

Listen our review! (English)

Every song delivers an ecstasies and anguish at the same time

Ashes of Dagoth is a German Symphonic Black metal project founded by Florian (Moonforest, Empiric) and Christian, starting around 2013 and as soon as they could, they began the song writing process for their upcoming release, taking influences from bands like, Dimmu Borgir, Carach Angren, Advent Sorrow and their fascination for The Elder Scrolls series, they mixed up all the elements to conclude their first recording an EP titled "The Awakening" released independently in digital format.

While Ashes of Dagoth consist of two members Florian performs on guitars, drums and vocals, Christian takes care of the keyboards and orchestration, throwing, a recording of excellent quality with a wide texture, rich guitar riff, overwhelming drums but most of all, perfectly orchestrated melodies, harsh vocals with small incursions into clean vocals, the musical structure is something to highlight, they handle the pace on every song to deliver an ecstasies and anguish at the same time.

The EP opens with “The Fate of Dwemer” excellent orchestration to begin, It leads you to an enigmatic place in a parallel dimension where peace is virtual but the chaos prevails, “Akulakhan” it begins aggressively fast, with growling vocals, the keyboard melodies domain in the background as the orchestration fades, whispering voices appears and suddenly the wrath is released upon us, “Kagrenacs Greed” offers the brutal part in this album well balanced with symphonic elements, “Nightfall in Morrowind” is a beautiful instrumental track integrated by violins and piano, once again delightful and simple melodies play again an important role in their song writing, “Dreams of Flesh and Blood” unleashes an agonizing fury with mid paced, evolving into a catharsis, the last song is “Dagoth Ur” crushing drums blends with the orchestral arrangements adding growl vocals to tell the story of the last chapter.

It might sound a little bit repetitive for some of you, but all the elements in this recording, the way they managed to incorporated every single one is what makes them special, as musicians they bring up together a solid concept, that deserves some serious attention, I can tell you I had replay several times this record, because their sound is easy to listening, there is nothing complicated, if you are into Symphonic Black metal check it up, Ashes of Dagoth will surprise you.

Stay True… Stay Metal… Stay Brutal...

Track List:

1. The Fate of the Dwemer
2. Akulakhan
3. Kagrenacs Greed
4. Nightfall in Morrowind
5. Dreams of Flesh and Blood
6. Dagoth Ur

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