Rise Of The Phoenix: A Death Metal Sledgehammer

As described by Youtube comments, Before The Dawn’s Rise Of The Phoenix is a “melodic death metal sledgehammer.” I couldn’t have put it any better myself.

Since the Deadlight album, Tuomas Saukkonen has delivered the music and production with Juho Räihä behind the mixing desk in the studio. Saukkonen found the changes in the bands roster difficult and unfortunate but still inevitable and necessary so that it could continue and release the seventh album stronger than ever.

Before The Dawn returned in November of 2011 to the studio with new members Pyry Hanski on bass and Joonas Kauppinen on drums to record the album Rise Of The Phoenix. This album, which was released in Europe earlier in the year, comes to North America September 25th. It delivers melodic death metal with gothic influences, the latter of which will always be part of the band’s history, aiding this metal beast to grow monstrously. Before the Dawn is Tuomas Saukkonen on vocals, rhythm and melody guitars, acoustic guitars and keyboards; Juho Räihä on rhythm guitars and lead guitars; Pyry Hanski on bass; Joonas Kauppinen on drums, with additional keyboards by Saku Moilanen.

Rise Of The Phoenix Tracklist:

  1. Exordium
  2. Pitch Black Universe
  3. Phoenix Rising
  4. Cross To Bear
  5. Throne Of Ice
  6. Perfect Storm
  7. Fallen World
  8. Ecplise
  9. Closure

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