Power of Metal.dk Review

At The Dawn
Land In Sight
Style: Symphonic Metal
Release date: 14 April, 2015
Playing time: 58:30

I have to admit that I struggled quite a bit with this album and it took me quite a while to find out why. The album is obviously a great piece of Symphonic Metal after all. The band shows some great skills both in their mastery of their instruments, but also in their ability and willingness to put these skills to good use for the band as a whole. The lead guitarist, for instance, gets his solos, but is also willing and able to support his band mates by accentuating their parts with his guitar. There is also an epical feeling to the album, a certain “grandeur” so to say that not only Symphonic Metal fans, but also Power Metal fans will appreciate.  

At the same time I have to admit that I find their sound almost too clean, too perfect which is a beef that I have with a lot of Metal bands that have a keyboard player. It is nothing major, but fans who prefer rougher bands should probably stay away from At The Dawn.  Fans who love Symphonic Metal with a certain Power Metal vibe will want to give the band a try.

Anyway, the album gets a decent 75 points from me.

01. Through A Darkened Sky
02. Land In Sight
Siren Call
The Deserter
06. The Offense
The Revenge
The Day When Heroes Die
09. Tiger Within
10. Ladyhawke
A Crow With No Wings
12. Revelations (Iron Maiden Cover)
Label: Bakerteam Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Markus Falkenberg
Date: 05 April, 2015
Website: www.atthedawn.it