Dawnwalker are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very progressive form of post black metal with some elements of folk music and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Ages" which will be released in December.
A very dark and drone orientated intro starts off the album while also bringing in a very cinematic atmosphere. When acoustic guitars are utilized they also bring in elements of folk music as well as giving the songs more of a progressive feeling and clean vocals are also utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some angry sounding black metal screams also being brought into some parts of the music.
Growls are also brought into certain sections of the recording along with some blast beats also being utilized when the music speeds up. A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the post metal style as well as the music also having its experimental moments, touches of melodic death emtal can also be heard at times.
Tremolo picking is also added into some of the faster riffing as well as the slower sections of the songs also showing an influence of doom metal and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as getting very atmospheric sounding at times, flutes can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the story of a dying world, reflected against out own and the warnings signs which go unheeded day by day.
In my opinion Dawnwalker are a very great sounding experimental mixture of progressive, post, atmospheric black, melodic death and doom metal with some elements of folk music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wheel" "Burning World" and "The Cataclysm". 8 out of 10.