After a brief and melodious intro, Decaying Days pushes you head first into the rest of the record which provides you with ten more songs that are filled with doomed out death metal. Decaying Days does a great job of sewing the two genres together to create a heavy, atmospheric and emotional sound that is all together memorable and intoxicating. Since forming in 2010, Decaying Days has released a demo that came out in 2013 and now four years later they have released their debut full length The Fire Of A Thousand Suns which could not be any more of a solid debut full length than it already is.
The balance between death and doom on this record is great as you get both in healthy doses and never does one genre steal the show from the other. Each genre works together in harmony to create a cohesive and heavy sound that gets you headbanging and following along right from the get go. Each song on this release-even the shorter ones that act as interludes-is crafted really well to provide you with a comprehensive, smooth and overall enjoyable listen.
The Fire Of A Thousand Suns is a record that is harsh when needed and melodic and almost serene when needed as well and Decaying Days mix it up quite a bit. But with that being said, each song no matter whether you are getting your daily dose of death metal or doom, it is all melodic and palatable. Nothing on this record is over the top or over done as everything seems to be done just right and each element works together to provide you with a great overall sound.
Not only is this release filled with death and doom, but it is charged with plenty of emotion as well and that certainly can be felt through each song. Whether it be melancholy, aggression or anything in between it is all very palpable throughout The Fire Of A Thousand Suns. There isn’t a song on this record where you can escape from all of the emotion that is packed in as each and every song is riddled with emotion including the shorter interludes. This just adds yet another element to each song that draws you in more and more and keeps you listening and keeps you coming back.
The Fire Of A Thousand Suns is a solid, well produced and heavy album that provides you with a ton of content to listen to. Each of the eleven songs is solid and the album as a whole is simply a great listen. Decaying Days seems to have waited a long time for this record to happen, and now that it has, I can say this is one hell of a good record.