North American version of this 2016 release from Germany's SUN WORSHIP. Four tracks in 36 minutes of uncompromising black metal. North American pressing comes packaged in a gatefold mini-LP jacket with insert and limited to 500 copies. Limited edition North American vinyl version with deluxe foil-stamped gatefold jacket coming late 2016/early 2017.
From INVISIBLE ORANGES review: "Since their first demo, they’ve coupled their love for minimalism and early-’90s Darkthrone with a depth that goes far beyond the simple intensity of their peers, creating genuine feelings of tension, release and catharsis. They firmly root themselves in the past, at a point when black metal felt new and limitless, and travel from that checkpoint, creating what feels like a true progression of the genre. In particular, they have a knack for landing on hooks that are so epic, it’s like listening to a seasoned band.
One noticeable difference: Pale Dawn
lacks the ambiance of their previous full-length, Elder Giants
. Instead of providing some repose, Pale Dawn
sprints from the opening drum roll and does not abate for the next 36 minutes. Even more impressive is that not a moment is wasted. From the opera tonalities of opener “Pale Dawn” to the epic crescendo of “Lichtenberg Figures,” their music is heavily refined and subtle in its progression. When the clean vocals enter on album closer “Perihelion,” it achieves what a lot of blackgaze attempts, without looking to reference the genre in any form."
01. Pale Dawn
02. Lichtenberg Figures