Dawning Eclipse are a band from Austria that plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Pictures Of Dysphoria".
Nature sounds and ambient style synths start off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts. Acoustic guitars and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording while elements of shoegaze are also utilized at times as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the music also mixes the heavy and atmospheric parts together. Vocals are done in a very angry black metal style along with some screams also being utilized at times as well as some clean vocals also being added into some parts of the music.
Blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the music as well as the songs also having their depressive moments. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while tremolo picking when it is utilized gives the songs more of a raw feeling and throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of clean female and male vocals can also be heard. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Dawning Eclipse are a very great sounding atmospheric and depressive post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Transpiring Void" and "Vortex of Delusion". 8 out of 10.