Release date: 26 January 2012
Style: Melodic death metal


8.1 | 68 votes


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Josh McMorran - vocals, guitar
Benjamin Ellis - guitar
Doug Anderson - drums
Tim Goatham - bass

Guest musicians
Sebastian "Zeb" Nilsson - guitars

Additional info
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Stefano Morabito
Additional Engineering by Richard Worall and Jack Stephens
Album Artwork by Pär Olofsson
Album Layout by Tom Bradfield
Album Photography by Diana Gabrielli & Irene Morabito

Staff review by
Ag Fox

So… Plenty of you getting bored with melodic death or the Gothenburg style? Tired of gimmicky folk instruments or the good cop, bad cop vocals and think the "progressive" tag in front means too much meandering around? Enter Bloodshot Dawn, a bunch of UK youngsters, and perhaps your ears' new best friend.

published 24.09.2012 | Comments (16)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 12.04.2012 at 15:11  
  Not bad actually. Nice mix of gothenburg style melody and the techier, proggy side of death metal. Basically it's the giant solos/leads that make this worth a listen.
Iskander - 16.04.2012 at 17:09  
Rating: 8 I love this album... bought it rather impulsively on bandcamp, but it's becoming one of my favorite releases for this year so far.
MechanisT - 15.07.2012 at 20:31  
  Oh my! Pretty good, I have to say.
Dethking26 - 25.07.2012 at 22:31  
Rating: 7 If Jeff Loomis were to ever record a death metal album, it would sound like this.
Kwis - 08.08.2012 at 18:19  
Written by Dethking26 on 25.07.2012 at 22:31

If Jeff Loomis were to ever record a death metal album, it would sound like this.

Hahaha, definitely heard some Nevermore-esque moments on this album
R'Vannith - 02.09.2012 at 17:52  
Rating: 9 If you've never got a kick out of melodic death before this would be the album to do it. Great stuff.
Ag Fox - 03.09.2012 at 07:42  
Rating: 9 I second that. The do some great leads
MrClansman1 - 25.09.2012 at 15:36  
Rating: 9 I like this one. This is one of the best band I discovered during the last four seasons. Keep going BD.
hadriel - 30.09.2012 at 22:19  
Rating: 8 Really interesting album- these guys are obviously drawing infliuence from many bands that span several genres as well and it seems to flow quite well. The leads are pretty sick.

Really excited to see what this band can do on future releases. While this album is great for a debut I think they have the potential to make something more innovative and develop their own sound.
Cynic Metalhead - 01.12.2012 at 08:24  
Rating: 8 Pretty good record. Sounds pretty similar to Exhumed' material but nevertheless they seems to notch up the victory from this album.

I agree with Vannith. if you haven't hit it in from melodic death metal band, this record will knock you up and teach you what melodic death metal record sounds like.

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