CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden offering that takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor with added urgency in a more aggressive, vehement spirit. Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. While rippers like “A Voice in the Night” and “Tempter’s Call” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn.’
Season Of Mist Records (France), 2019.