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After Dusk – ‘The Character of Physical Law’

Independent Release
Motherfaster, Crimson Slaughter, Euphoria
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Independent Release
Heavy/Thrash Metal

                Some bands are stuck on the hamster wheel of touring, album, touring, album and they find it difficult to break. Others are more sporadic, biding their time to strike and that is exactly what After Dusk achieved back in 2017 with their latest album ‘The Character of Physical Law’.

                After Dusk is a band which pride themselves on their heavy metal sound with touches of thrash creeping in and therefore, what the Greek band deliver with ‘The Character…’ is an album of pummelling heavy metal that is as worn in as a Spartan shield after a lifetime of war. This isn’t an album which is heavily polished, in fact, it’s quite raw, but that plays directly into After Dusk’s hands that show the guitars delivering excellent riff after riff without ever overly playing whilst the vocals have a tonality that would be out of place stepping in for Tommy Victor or Mike Muir and stand tall throughout tracks such as ‘A Corpse With A Smile’, ‘Kings of Misery;’ and the phenomenal ‘Pyroclastic Flow (Honeydoom)’ which are all backed by some hauntingly beautiful keyboards.

                ‘The Character…’ is a decent album, even falling below one of the most underrated albums of 2017 and into the realms of forgotten albums. But if you follow this treasure map and dig until you hit the X marks the spot, you’ll find a treasure hoard of Grecian metal that is still gleaming even, after all these years.

a treasure hoard of Grecian metal

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