American symphonic black metal veterans Dawn Of Ashes are back with the new full length “Daemonolatry Gnosis” which, as expected, delivers a cohesive collection of relentless extreme black metal anthems embellished by atmospheric melodic arrangements.
“Gods Of The Antinomian Path” features majestic symphonic orchestrations with sophisticated classical vibes that always create an arcane solemn mood fully embraced by traditional intense black metal guitar riffing and drumming.
“Guardians” stands out for the multifaceted haunting atmospheric textures that continue to add a vivid sense of grandeur ultimately enhancing the typical blackened guitar work and tormented growls.
“Augoeides” channels an overload of intoxicating darkness that demands to be embraced favoring moody gelid guitar melodies and nightmarish subtle backing orchestrations.
“Sermon From The Horned God” crafts a sinister intricate soundscape with dominant darkly stylish classical orchestrations and electro/industrial nuances that undoubtedly spice up the cold old school black metal core.
“Magick For The New Aeon” could easily become a hit with its inner gothic depth and otherworldly orchestrations while guest vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft delivers elegant vocals that add a catchy melancholy.
Dawn Of Ashes also re-interprets Mayhem’s song “Freezing Moon” in bitter traditional black metal fashion.
“Daemonolatry Gnosis” might not be remembered as the most innovative work of music as it heavily bears the influences of familiar and successful European bands such as Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth, nevertheless Dawn Of Ashes proves to be able to seamlessly blend primordial blackened fury and eerie symphonic harmonies.