Reaping souls and culling the innocent is Illum Adora and above is the cover art for their newest release titled Son of Dawn. Son of Dawn is a mini album that packs four gritty and barbaric black metal anthems that will shred the soul of any mortal. Each song seems to have been bathed in blackened hell fire and soaked even more in the damned souls of the wicked. Son of Dawn is pure black metal through and through played in the vein of old-school black metal. And while it is played in that old-school vein, Illum Adora make it their own creating an altogether twisted and sinister sound.
Illum Adora doesn’t wait for you to be ready for the onslaught as they drop you head first into the bowels of hell as the opener Son of Dawn begins almost immediately after you press play and is seemingly shot right out of hell. From then on Illum Adora keeps on pressing and keeps the blackened blitzkrieg coming until the final note. This is terrifying, face melting and frigid black metal in its most raw and unfiltered form. There is nothing within this album to make you think that this is anything other than destructive black metal, and really that’s exactly what it is.
Even though this record is short as it only packs four total songs, you still feel the effects long after it has finished. After listening you feel as though you have been beaten as Son of Dawn doesn’t let up for its entirety and is completely unrelenting in its attack as it has a complete disregard for your life. One song rolls on right after the other in a thunderous roar and before you know it you are halfway to hell being dragged down by hell hounds.
When you begin listening you become trapped in a vortex of earth scorching black metal as bleak and razor sharp riffs swirl around you, tumultuous drumming caves in the side of your head and dissonant and gravel filled vocals rip your ear drums to shreds. With great musicianship, songwriting and production combined, Illum Adora created a sound that is purely sinister and barbaric that any black metal fan would love. Son of Dawn sounds as though it could come out of the eighties when black metal was surging, but fortunately for us we have it in this day and age.
Son of Dawn“is a great mini album to tide you over until a full length is released. It is sinister, soaked in evil, drenched in the blood of Satan and it gets you headbanging within minutes and really, that’s all you need.
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