Death metal outfit Awakening Sun have released their new album, Into the Light.
Their third full-length, Into the Light is a milestone in the band’s creative development. The four-piece, who hail from Lithuania and Holland, gave some insight into the recording process in a statement on Bandcamp.
“[We] revamped and added new songs to the album until we finally achieved the powerful groovy riffing with various vocals and melodic solos, something we have been aiming for since the beginning,” they wrote. “The album was written and recorded as a live set kicking in hard and never stopping to rock until the the last note hits.”
The opening track, “Shout it Out Loud,” finds Awakening Sun blending the best and heaviest of Lamb of God, Devildriver and Down, culminating in enormous doomy riffs that retain their weight without losing any clarity. It’s definitely a great way to kick off the ten-track record.
Stream Into the Light below: