DAWN OF DISEASE – Procession Of Ghosts

Label: Napalm Records
Release: November 1, 2019
By: Stormlord
Rating: 10/10
Time: 51:30
Style: Death Metal
URL: Dawn Of Disease

New band logo? Modified musical direction? Keyboards? Well, the preliminary information and the optical change of the logotype didn't really let us expect anything positive... but it turned out completely different!

Exactly like that I imagine the often quoted musical development, when it happens as perfect as in the case of DAWN OF DISEASE. Innovations such as the highly melodic, sometimes extremely reveling and almost sweet melodic lead are so skillfully and artistically woven into the songs that, in addition to the harmony, a lot of blasts and gritty harshness are allowed, indeed must be allowed, to live out their squeaky-fee existence.
The result is a collection of death metal hits that not only sound absolutely powerful due to their catchy leads and choruses, but also have a complex touch and are especially varied in their drum sound.
Procession Of Ghosts performs the excellent combination perfectly, a first-class chorus, well-timed beat changes and exciting twists provide the first great listening impression.
The quintet presents itself very impressive when the slowed down speed sets accents and so Where The Clouds Reach The Ground turns out to be an irresistible band anthem, where you simply throw any restraint overboard and shake your brain dizzily.
Autumn Days is just as ingenious with lots of variation of drawn lyrics, accentuated drums and first-class leads. But, even when the hammer is spinning like during In Death We Blast, the musicians convince all along the line and show their universal class.
Rarely have I enjoyed a Death Metal record so much, because not dull clichés are kicked to death, but the band is ready to write songs with heart and brain as well as new ideas, which - despite all the filigree, don't sound kitschy, predictable or soft-spoken.

Where should this still lead in terms of quality? Let us be surprised by the career of these sound artists in the future and enjoy Procession Of Ghosts to the fullest for the moment!