DAWN RAY’D return with To Know The Light – as a reinvigorated version of themselves, and presenting a reimagining of exactly what black metal is and can be in the future.
To Know The Light is a departure from their previous missives in more ways than one. Although still overtly political, the lyrics take on a more personal slant than before. Lyrically, To Know The Light traces the band’s own journey through anarcho-nihilism; from anger, to despair, to a radical acceptance of the darkness all around us, settling on a new understanding of liberation and joy. Whilst much of the thematic content is rooted in rage and resistance, there are also elements of positivity to be found throughout.
Musically, they deliberately rejected their previous way of working and consciously reinterpreted the band in a new way. // Continue to the full article