Mourning Dawn are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened form of funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Dead End Euphoria" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
A very slow, dark and heavy funeral doom metal sound starts off the album while melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams.
All of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic style. Elements of dark metal can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with one of the tracks also introducing clear vocals onto the album and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard.
One of the later tracks also brings in a brief use of acoustic guitars and synths as well as introducing spoken word parts onto the album along with most of the music also focusing mostly on a slower direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death and doom themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mourning Dawn and if you are a fan of blackened doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Never Too Old To Die" and "The Five Steps Of Death". 8 out of 10.