Nov 212017


In the first week of this month, Embrace the Dawn released their debut album, The Effigist, and today we’re premiering a lyric video crafted by Scott Rudd for a turbocharged, mind-warping track from the album called “Putrefaction of God“.

The album is Embrace the Dawn’s second release overall, following their self-titled EP in 2015. Australian musician Ben Tinker remains the principal creative force behind the band, but for the debut album he enlisted the aid of a new line-up of performers who are scattered around the globe.

With Tinker as the composer, guitarist, and programmer, The Effigist features Canadian bassist Denis Landry, American drummer Kevin Talley (Feared, ex-Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Dååth, etc.),  and Norwegian vocalist Roger Isaksen. In addition, the album was mixed by producer Eyal Levi (Levi/WerstlerDååth).



If forced to characterize Embrace the Dawn’s sound, Ben Tinker would call it “a combination of technical, progressive, and death metal”. Beyond that, he says: “I hope our music gives you the feeling like you can stand up tall and destroy things with your mind”.

That feeling certainly runs through “Putrefaction of God” — but not immediately. In its opening, and again later, eerie reverberations create a chilling and ominous sense of dread. But in the main, the music is a jet-speed rush of swirling and darting riffs and head-battering percussive rhythms. As you’ll see from the lyrics, this high-rpm engine is also driven by fury, well-channeled through Isaksen’s vicious, high-speed growls and shrieks.


The song does get the blood pumping, and it’s a catchy burst of adrenaline, too. There’s more where that came from, as you’ll find through our stream of the album just below the video. You can find it on Bandcamp.

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  1. This isn’t anything groundbreaking, but I have a weakness for this sort of music. I appreciate that most of the songs are fairly concise, and the album as a whole doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. So many of these prog/tech death bands just don’t know when to quit. This is a good example of less being more. Solid release!

  2. Thanks for the share No Clean Singing! To celebrate, were giving an extra 25% off our new album “The Effigist”

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