BravePicks 2016 - ENTOMBED A.D.'s Dead Dawn #23

December 9, 2016, 3 years ago

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BravePicks 2016 - ENTOMBED A.D.'s Dead Dawn #23

Another gruelling year of heavy metal mastery is almost over! And all the votes are in and the compiling is complete! It's time to celebrate the winners and call out the not-so winners! So who will be our #1? You’ll find out as we count down the BravePick Of 2016 throughout December! And once again our devout scribes put their collective metal minds together to build the ultimate lists including individual Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY),  Top 5 Brave Embarrassments, Top 3 Concerts, What/Who Needs To Stop In 2017? and Metal Predictions For 2017. All will be showcased come the New Year!

'Tis the season to commence the good, bad and ugly of 2016! Let’s rock!

BravePicks 2016

23) ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (Century Media)

Entombed reborn as Entombed A.D. proved classic death metal was not of style with the impressive Dead Dawn. Dead Dawn is authentic Stockholm death metal with a couple nods thrown toward King Diamond/Mercyful Fate which is never a bad thing! This is simply a treat for any death metal fan.

In David Perri’s 8.0/10 review, he wrote:

“Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's confirm that Dead Dawn is no Left Hand Path or Clandestine. But it is an impressive retreat to Stockholm death metal first principles, most of the songs here invigorating, full of down-tuned volume and well-written. Opener ‘Midas In Reverse’ sets the rancorous tone, while ‘Down To Mars Ride’, ‘Silent’ and the title track assert themselves with the Entombed confidence of old. Both Metal Tim and I hear definite Mercyful Fate/King Diamond overtones in ‘The Winner Has Lost’, the gravity and significance of which is understood by the metal world: if you channel Don't Break The Oath or Fatal Portrait, you're indicating that you've decided to up your game for real. That said, and unsurprisingly, some of Dead Dawn is also mired in the sort of aimless mid-tempo that has plagued so much of Entombed's later material. But, overall, Dead Dawn should be commended for its renewed focus and drive: this is a band that sounds reinvigorated and ready to try to further its namesake's legacy rather than forsake it.”

Read the whole review here.

 

 

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23) ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (Century Media)
24) TREMONTI - Dust (Fret 12)
25) OPETH - Sorceress (Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast)
26) HAMMERFALL - Built To Last (Napalm)
27) EPICA - The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
28)  DARK TRANQUILLITY - Atoma (Century Media)
29) SUMERLANDS - S/T (Relapse)
30) RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray (SPV)
31) AVANTASIA – Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast)

 



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