Saturday 24 June 2023

New Dawn Fades - Forever (EP Review)

Release Date: June 12th 2023. Record Label: Self Released. Formats: CD/DD

Forever: Tracklisting

1.True Till Death 05:24

2.This Night Has Closed My Eyes 06:00

3.New Moon 04:21


GFA - Guitars, Vocals

Corey Pettingill - Guitars

Rob Avery - Bass


Forever is the new EP from Hard Rock/Stoner Metallers New Dawn Fades who show their love and affection for other genres such as Heavy Metal, Psych Rock and Grunge. The EP offers a great style of Rock/Metal with a cool “throwback” kind of sound. There is a Classic Rock element to New Dawn Fades music but it’s quite aggressively modern with the band taking influence from a wide range of bands such as Soundgarden, C.O.C. Motley Crue, Judas Priest and even WASP. 

The three tracks on offer here have plenty of Stoner attitude to them with the music being action-packed and oozing style. The style may be too simplistic for some folks tastes but New Dawn Fades add a soulful blend of Blues Rock to their music which you can hear within the opening song True Till Death. It’s catchy and fast-paced with the band showcasing some highly energetic Thrash based grooves. 

The other two tracks This Night Has Closed My Eyes and New Moon offer a more Stoner based approach but with New Dawn Fades keeping with their Hard Rock creative influences for a killer sound. The vocals are wickedly entertaining with GFA revelling in frontman persona. The Night Has Closed My Eyes is perhaps the standout track here as it has the more interesting style of grooves that allows New Dawn Fades to play their own style of great sounds which touch upon the legendary NOLA scene which fans of DOWN will appreciate on the early stages of New Moon.

Forever is a great release from New Dawn Fades and with the promise of new material being recorded later this year, I expect this band to make a name for themselves within the Stoner Metal Underground Scene with perhaps a more substantial release. 

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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