This 5 pieced band based in Spain was born when former member and composer, J.L.
Trebol, decided to set up a project, with ambition and attitude, mainly influenced by melodeath and gothic metal, but also open minded to incorporate many other different music styles, far from hard sounds, such as OST´s, orchestral arrangements or classical variations. Their succesful self released debut, "DESCENT"was nominated on international Metal Storm awards 07 as best melodeath/Gotheborg album of the year, in the same cathegory as Arch Enemy and Dark Tranquillity, they reached the third position. The following EP "DARK CHAMBER LITANIES", with an extensive promo campaign conducted by Lugga music and Laballo Comunicación, achieved an amazing high number of excellent reviews and ratings from people and media all over the world, mainly focused on their emotive, passionate, inspired compositions, and a personal way of developing symphonicdeath metal. This helped them to tour extensively and share stage in Spain and abroad with top bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, Moonsorrow, Destruction, Grave Digger, Napalm Death, Charon, At Vance, Onslaught, Cynic, Dew Scented, Killers, Angelus Apatrida or Thurisaz...among others. Some Review Scores THE PIT (GER) 10/10 SCHEWERES-METALL (CH) 10/13 METAL.DE (9/10) HEAVY ROCK (4/5) KERRANG (4/5) METAL OBSERVER (CANADA) 9/10 METAL1INFO (GER) 9/10 DARKSIDE (RUS) 9/10 METAL EXPRESS RADIO (NOR) 9/10 POWER OF METAL (DEN) 88/100 MAXMETAL (SP) 9/10 BLEEDING FOR METAL (GER) 8,5/10 METAL FANATICS (AUS) 8,5/10 HOERSPIEGEL (GER) 8/10 ALL SCHOOLS NETWORK (GER) 8/10 METAL CRYPT (CAN) 3,5/5 OBSKURE (FR) 8/10 METALMANIA (80/100) METAL TO INFINITY (BEL) 88/100 JUKEBOX WEBZINE (88/100) ENTRATE PARALLELLE (ITA) 7,5/10 STORMBRINGER (GER) 4,5,/10 METALKINGDOM (JAP) 92/100 FFM ROCK (4/5) METALSTORM (8,8/10) CORSARIOS DEL METAL (SP) 9/10 IMPERIUMI (FIN) 7/10 METALBITE (USA) 7,8/10 METALTOTAL (9/10) HARD SOUNDS (ITA) 73/100 RAFABASA (SP) 8/10 METAL REVOLUTION (DEN) 77/100 ENCYCLOPEDIA METALLUM (90/100) METAL4ALL (75/100) SOUNDSHOCK (ITA) 7/10 LA MIRADA NEGRA (SP) 85/100 METAL SYMPHONY (4/5) NOIZZ (8,25/10) METAL CALLOUT (8,6/10) SPIRIT OF METAL (EN) 19/20 RECORD COMMENTS Stunning mixture between melodic death metal , gothic and classic.
Make a shake with Cradle of Filth and Dark Tranquillity, with some Iron Maiden and Dark Moor , and you'll get it. KERRANG:KKKK This EP is so far one of the most (if not the most) enjoyable musical works I have heard in 2009.
9/10 The Metal Observer, Canada Awesome potential, and a present at same level of greatest bands in genre. 4/5 Heavy Rock,France “Dark Chamber Litanies” is the so far perhaps best Melodic Death Metal publication of the current yearly.
Vampster, Germany A catchy mix of melodic death and black/pagan metal. If the forthcoming release is as taken care of as this E.P.
I most likely will reach for my wallet again. Marios Metal Mania,Holland Think Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Stratovarius join forces in their best moment and decided to make a record together……..
That is Dawn of Tears. Lords of Metal,Holland It’s clear that these Spanish devils have some serious talent.
The guitar work throughout is exemplary without being overbearing, with just enough shredding solos to keep speed freaks happy. I’ll mention vocalist J.
Alonso in particular. He’s got a real gift for adapting his voice to the needs of a song.
His death voice reminds me of a darker Alexi Laiho, but with much greater versatility and dynamism. DARK CHAMBER LITANIES is one of those rare albums that metal fans from all ends of the spectrum can enjoy without reservation.
Metal-Rules, USA a complex instrumental and compositive work in this new Dawn Of Tears' album. We’re all waiting for more , but this half an hour will calm dawn all their fans until their next effort comes out ...
8,5/10 La Mirada Negra,Spain A pretty original stab at Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal in the Dark Tranquility/Withering Surface vein all wrapped neatly in an ostentatious neo-classicism vaguely reminiscent of early Children of Bodom and, to a lesser extent, Norther. Rock My Monkey, USA The superb melodic solos are mind blowing! Fans of melodic Death Metal are obliged to buy this one, no doubt about it.
Metal To Infinity, Belgium These guys are serious axe masters and throughout the huge amount of styles crammed into this EP, it's the guitars that grab my attention every time. It's worth getting this EP for their performances alone.
Live4Metal, UK It would be very unbeliable if these guys don’t get offered a record deal soon. There are a lot of bands out there who are terribly bad and are on release with label support.
The-Pit, Germany 10/10 The guitar solo on ‘Mr. Jarrod’ brings up the question as to why there are so few solos on this release, considering the way it improves the song.
Soundshock, UK The whole release is an incredible listening experience. 9/10 Metal Express Radio,Norway DAWN OF TEARS deserves to be signed, to go on tour with bigger bands and gain recognition abroad.
Thoughts of Metal,Belgium Every song has something to offer. Everytime this CD./E.P.
is done, I press play again and cant wait for their next release. 88/100 Power of Metal, Denmark they have achieved every song in the album to be an exquisite piece full of details 8,25/10,NOIZZ, Spain A great work that leave us expecting next one ...
4/5. Metal Symphony, Spain Dawn of Tears always maintain their own identity , showing great dexterity combining elemnts from different styles, and, in the end, creating great songs ....
Dark music site, Russia You would think these guys are from Sweden or Finland" "This is an ABSOLUTE MUST ! These Spaniards will be HUGE The Underworld of Music,Spain I do not really understand why a major label has not thought seriously about signing these guys ... they deserve a much bigger following and promotion ....
7,8/10 Metalzone, Spain Their record Descent has to be considered an excellent effort within the difficult extreme metal scene in Spain . MUZIQUE.COM Dawn of Tears is one of the most consistent and powerful bands in the scene .
Nothing is out of its place. RAFABASA The band has no reason to envy any other of their international partners ...DARK MUSIC SITE An amazing work , with really high instrumental level HEAVY METAL SUITE Dawn of Tears has demonstrated there is no need to be from Finland or Sweden to perform high quality Metal.
VALLADOLID WEB MUSICAL It seemed impossible to make it better than with their debut , but they have achieved it RATEYOURMUSIC it's damn enjoyable and makes me look forward to their next full-length very much. RATEYOURMUSIC Dark Chamber Litanies demonstrates the true form of Melodic Death Metal yet coloring it with darker, even a bit gothic, elements to challenge your ears ENCYCLOPEDIA METALLUM 90/100 A perfect combination between brutality and melody , with really fast and powerful dumrs in almost all songs .
METALLIBRE.COM The band has a very professional and polished sound, great combination of Death Metal style vocals, surrounded by multiple other styles to include Progressive, Gothic, and even Power Metal influences NOCTURNAL EUPHONY Real Scandinavian sound , with lots of variety and running away from monotony We keep on claiming this is the 2009 revelation band , what an amazing CD !! DCL likes , surprise , makes you mad when you hear it ... Rockzinante 5 quite strong tracks with an overall own identity, great songwriting the captures a lot of different elements into an overall direction, that makes whole songs with power and dedication NOCTURNAL HORDE DAWN OF TEARS deserves to be signed, to go on tour with bigger bands and gain recognition abroad.
THOUGHTS OF METAL BELGIUM We can see that is a band with international potential. A dynamic release , where each track have plenty of hues.
INSONORO Fans of melodic death metal are obliged to buy this one, no doubt about it. Open minded metal fans should give a try too because of the structures of the songs and the way the guitars are used out there .
METAL TO INFINITY BELGIUM Nomination obtained in Metal Strom Awards 2007 gave the band International name and made them play as opening acts , for example , to Dimmu Borgir. CANEDO ROCK The band was able to create an album that shows a real personal and properly defined mean of expression.
73/100 MDM with epic , power and even gothic signs , that shows strength and passion. METAL4ALL 7,5/10 A real compact album with own identity .
Rythnm changes going from mid-temps to pure speed , a varied range of extreme vocals , a really good drumming and base, good use of keyboards , flawless guitars .... Real quality in summary .
NOIZZ Sometimes an underground band has to come out to mainstream . This is Dawn of Tears .
A real trip of Dark Metal. FFM 5 quite strong tracks with an overall own identity, great songwriting the captures a lot of different elements into an overall direction, that makes whole songs with power and dedication.
Good atmospheres and musical performances CORAZINE Great composition , sound and execution . A matured style that will bring the listener to a charmed world.
DECIBELS STORM FR ...Penetrating melody, catchy lyrics and convincing passion they put into each song. 9/10 METAL1INFO Dark, epic, gothic, wandering, harmonious disharmony with a hopeful underside.
METALBITE.COM 7,8/10 Slower pace breaks, vocal variations, virtuosity guitar work, groovy breaks, those musicians used all their tricks to impress, and it works. This album is a real killer and Nuclear Blast and Roadrunner should be all over Dawn of Tears.
Every track kills while managing to be part of the harmonious ensemble. METALSTORM 8,8/10 If you mix Children of Bodom , Dimmu Borgir and Stratovarious in the best moment of their careers , and they record together , you obtain Dawn of Tears.
LORD OF METAL . México J.
Alonso's vocals are exceptional, and they have successfully incorporated the perquisite melodic death metal ingredients EXCLAIM.CA DCL has all the elements to take Dawn of Tears to the front of MDM . HEAVYHARDES.DE , Germany Intelligent music , perfectly built structure , and flawless performance .
Just one question , how is it possible they still haven't signed off with a record label ? METAL-DAZE Alonso’s vocals are somewhere between Children of Bodom and 90’s In Flames style, and they suits well the musical background. METAL SOUND.
SERBIA Every song does sound good. The EP offers enough variation throughout the 5 tracks.
The compositions all fit well, and there’s a good usage of riffing, fury factory. holanda Dark chamber litanies will surely make all painted, tight leather-clad girls scream from vampiric lust.
Archaic metallurgy FINLAND Excellent mix between symphonic Black Metal and Power Metal , fresh and varied . I take my hat off .
LAST FM: 244.216 scrobblings 13.976 Listerners The best MDM band ever!!!!!!!!! They are awesome, i believe in the future they will be one of the most successful bands of their genre. One of the best debut albums i have listen Descent is so goddamn brilliant! These guys bring a lot of promise to the melodic death metal genre After listening one song, this is now one of my favorite bands.
I'm not even surprised how good the EP is, because I knew they would make something as beautiful as the debut ;] this EP surely shows what's to come, their next album will be insanely awesome Descent is one of the most atmospheric and melodic albums in history of Death Metal! This band shows Melodic death is alive. Waiting for the next album Definitely a unique melodic death metal.
Probably one of the most dynamic ones around. I can't believe that something can sound so good.
Blood on Verona was my favorite 2007 song Every time I listen to this album I always get chills. fuckin' great music! it's a perfect debut album Great Stuff Next best Melo Death after Amon Amarth Rate your music, International Some readers reviews from Sputnikmusic and Metal archives: 4.5 / 5.
Could be hailed as a classic in some years. It leaves you wishing for more.
4/5. This band brings some life into the genre for sure.
4.5/5. This band has some serious potential, which I am sure we're yet to see.
93% Very unique melodic death metal. 98% A new hope.
Probably, the melodic death metal album of the year. 90%.
Fans of melodic death metal will certainly find a lot to enjoy in Dawn of Tears. 90%.
True form of Melodic Death Metal yet colouring it with darker, even gothic elements to challenge your ears. If their next full-length is like this, melodic death nuts like me will be in for a treat.
"Dark Chamber Litanies" is a masterpiece of melodic death Probably best record of the year , and it is only an EP ..... It seemed imposible to exceed their incredible debut ; but they've done it ....
Perfectly melodic and technically excellent Indescribable. Everything you could say about this record won't be enough ....
LIVE SHOWS Reviews They exceed by far hundreds or world known bands . Brutal guitars that sound with amazing clarity .
Feeling is sent to the crowd non stop. METAL TRIP Since the very first 10 minutes of show , first rows let themselves go with the music played by the band , that took the audience on their hands from the very beginning till the end of the show.
Virtuosity in all melodies generated from the stage , as well as an amazing and continuous verbal blast from the singer . RAFABASA This band is a steamroller ; from first song they're able to have the audience jumping , singing and constantly headbanging.
METALSEVILLA They showed no shame of fear being Dimmu Borgir opening act , and attacked the stage trying to be the best ones that night . CUANTOYPORQUE TANTO Dawn of Tears proved their experience and all their potential , giving everything to the crowd each and every minute.
METALMAS Strong and fast rythm section , and astonishing guitars. METAL SYMPHONY The singer really has the skin in the game seeing him live ....
EL BUS MAS HEAVY Not a single bit of darkness and power are lost in their live shows. TNT RADIO ROCK The band spunds really compact , with a raw and evil sound that gets into the head to stay there ....
dark and gloomy atmospheres and really good melodies , perfectly mixed with brutality and forcefulnes required in the style . MUSICOPOLIS Band's show was becoming something really special indeed; 4 days before I went to Vital Remains show in the same concert hall , and I have to recognise Dawn of Tears were much better in quality , sound and staging .
METALCRY A dismal and furious storm ; amazing riffs one after each other , not a single moment to breath . HEAVY ROCK .
HHHH . A band that has lots of quality and really good staging , full of power and strength.
MUZIQUE.ORG Despite MDM is not one of my favourites styles at all , I have to say I loved this band . I couldn't take my eyes out of the stage , as Dawn of Tears really made me feel a lot.
THE DRINKTIM AMAZING . Few times I have been to distinguish with perfect clarity both guitars , bass and drums , and being able to understand lyrics too ....
BARDOK.NET If you have the chance to see them live , don't lose it !! With their terrific staging and sound quality , band members showed everyone that MDM / Symphonic Black is not exclusive for Finnish or Swedish bands. METAL TRIP Really good show .
Perfect staging , elegant and dark in equal shares . METALMANCHO Dawn of Tears gave us a bunch of MDM we had seen before few time in regards of power , strength , sound and songs quality ; considering indeed that in that stage many acclaimed international bands had been before .
They came decided to swept to victory , and so they did . METAL CIRCUS 9/10 J.
Alonso , frontman and singer , makes a perfect work on stage , with a privileged voice for the style that gives real life to each song. DARK MUSIC SITE.
Perfectly executed melodeath , demonstrating dominion on each instrument . And moreover , they're cool guys !! BACKSTAGEFORUM.PORTUGAL J.
Alonso seems to be some kind of Lucifer in this own particular hell... Mind-blowing indeed !! A pure beast !! www.dawnoftears.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
This 5 pieced band based in Spain was born when former member and composer, J.L. Trebol, decided to set up a project, with ambition and attitude, mainly influenced by melodeath and gothic metal, but also open minded to incorporate many other different music styles, far from hard sounds, such as OST´s, orchestral arrangements or classical variations. Their succesful self released debut, "DESCENT"was nominated on international Metal Storm awards 07 as best melodeath/Gotheborg album of the year, in the same cathegory as Arch Enemy and Dark Tranquillity, they reached the third position. The following EP "DARK CHAMBER LITANIES", with an extensive promo campaign conducted by Lugga music and Laballo Comunicación, achieved an amazing high number of excellent reviews and ratings from people and media all over the world, mainly focused on their emotive, passionate, inspired compositions, and a personal way of developing symphonicdeath metal. This helped them to tour extensively and share stage in Spain and abroad with top bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, Moonsorrow, Destruction, Grave Digger, Napalm Death, Charon, At Vance, Onslaught, Cynic, Dew Scented, Killers, Angelus Apatrida or Thurisaz...among others.
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- January 2007
Dark Chamber Litanies
- March 2009
Act III: The Dying Eve
- September 2013
- Inverse Records
- June 2013
- March 2011
- December 2010
- September 2013
- October 2013
- April 2011
- February 2015
- September 2010
- July 2018
- December 2014