The Third Crusade (Picture Disc)

LP12 Picture Disc (Chaosphere)

Available from 20/04/2015

16.00 €

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IRON028: DAWNRIDER-The Third Crusade LP PICTURE DISC (split release with Raging Planet and Chaosphere) LIMITED TO 300 COPIES ONLY! Includes Card Insert.
 
After a decade of existence their best album to date is finally out. The Third Crusade is the third studio album recorded throughout 2013 with the previous line-up and later on added contributions of the new line up. The band has to date several Split eps and one official live bootleg album apart from the studio albums. The last studio album called Two came out in 2009, now 5 years after, we see a new band with the best original ingredients but with so much more to add in these new songs. Comprised of 6 songs plus one instrumental (as its usual in their albums), The Third Crusade starts with Demons, an epic doom song of 10 minutes and one of their best songs ever. Then you have the mysterious Falling, Cry of the Vampyre in the best Italian Horror Doom style (this song is a tribute to Paul Chain and early Death SS), Iron Freebird (the instrumental) with a slight Wino guitar-signature, Absolute Power (an anti-government anthem embracing a darker Doom environment making remember a bit the 2011 song of the Split 12” with Apostle of Solitude); Next is Esperança, a Portuguese language sung song very melodic and dark, which at this stage of the album you’ll have the idea of the typical Dawnrider sound of current times: Dark, melodic and epic. The album end with Marching to the Death, a mid-paced song, tribute to Voivod and Piggy (RIP). The lyric is made of Voivod song titles and has their Doom signature mixed with Piggy guitar style. In general we see a band that evolved to a six piece line up (keyboards and 2 guitars again), the end result being a more dark progressive Doom band and less psychedelic and harsher like in the past. Fans of bands like Black Hole, Mercy, Candlemass, Paul Chain, Coven 13 and Seasons of the Wolf will rejoice! 

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