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Band
Abysmal Dawn
Title
Leveling The Plane Of Existence
Type
LP/EP
Company
Relapse
YOR
2010
Style
Death
5/29/2011 9:56:26 AM - Review by: Eric Compton
LA's Abysmal Dawn continue to be my favorite American death outfit. This marks the band's third to date and first for new drummer Scott Fuller. This new member brings his thrash background from Havok to the dance, a huge contribution that really "grounds" the band and keeps things controlled and less chaotic. The smooth power metal strings are fully intact here combined with roaring double bass and Elliott's deep David Vincent snarl. I love the atmosphere of these guys and the constant evolution into the premier red, white and blue bruisers.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ABYSMAL DAWN
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
From Ashes
2006
Crash Music
Eric Compton8/20/2006
-
Leveling The Plane Of Existence
2010
Relapse
Eric Compton5/29/2011
4

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