DAY WITHOUT DAWN
Unfortunately, this 10-track offering from forward-thinking New Jersey outfit Day Without Dawn is a posthumous one, as UNDERSTANDING CONSEQUENCES is this project's swan song selection (but fear not, folks, 4/5th's of the lineup have reformed in a new group named Biclops). Richly textured and aurally stunning, this unit managed to intertwine aggressive tendencies found in extreme metal with a plethora of artsy prog-rock and thundrerous post-metal nuances to create a fluid yet uncompromising display of expert musicianship. Taking great pleasure in taking the road less travelled, Day Without Dawn plays compellingly heavy music. Highly recommended for followers of thinking man's metal and hard-hitting alternative music.