||Quebec-based quintet, Longing
For Dawn, have an extremely bleak style of drearily-proned atmospheres.
Somewhat in the same vein of such bands as Skepticism and Evoken,
they lavish in slow-methodical drone pulses and eerily atmospheric
soundscapes. "One Lonely Path" is their debut and is delivered
in a cool digipak layout with 5 dark hymns and close to an hour of
slow, deep-growling doom metal ambience. LFD have that very epic sound
with loads of keys and guitar harmonies, but also do not really hook
the listener like the aforementioned bands do. Granted, doom metal
is a style that may take some few listens to get the full-view on
where a particular sound is headed, so I guess my one time through
the disc isn't really enough for me to say "does not hook you".
I do picture many blessed emotions as well as a lot of confusing aspects
of the life and death continuum. I suppose it depends on your point
of view. So this is Longing For Dawn... a slowly portrayed imagery
of fragile thoughts lost in a sense of despair and solitude. This
is for fans of very slow doom like Skepticism, Evoken, Thergothon,
Morgion, and even Black Sabbath to some extent.
Reviewed By: Thomas