|After the departure of riffmeister Sam Carter, I had serious doubts about the future of this talented UK traditional doom band. Fortunately, this demo arrived in my mailbox on a not so bright winter day, bringing an end to all my doubts and fears. Cambian Dawn are not only still around, but also kicked my ass on their way to the top.|
More complex and better produced are the two key words to describe the progress of the band since the previous demo. New drummer Zak proves to be a very worthy addition with his energetic, tight drumming while ex-drummer Tom proves to be a better guitar player and I would even go as far as to say that his guitar playing is superiour to that of his predecessor Sam!
Needless to say, this demo is not a pure doom release. Cambian Dawn always knew how to integrate more energetic and groovy influences into their sound after all. Iím particularly charmed by the many groovy guitar solos, the at times very strong riffing and Mattís steadily improving vocals that are directly inspired by blues and not by Uncle Ozzy (for the change).
You guessed it, this is heavily recommended, and the band can finally boast a demo with stellar sound quality, alongside their already strong live reputation.
2. Storm Weather
3. Tattered Shreds of Faith
Duration : Approx. 25 minutes
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