Following two highly successful tours with established Progressive metalists Pain of Salvation and two years of exacting work, Dark Suns have finished their third album ‘Grave Human Genuine’.
Dark Suns don’t merely pick up where the successful predecessor ‘Existence’ left of; they present themselves as many facetted as never before. A clear nod to Doom, complex poly rhythms, unusual and diverse instruments and last but not least drummer Niko Knappes characteristic yearning vocals comprise the albums cornerstones. The variety of sounds stretches from angular metal riff attacks via atmospheric ambient soundscapes and Techno reminiscences to Avant-garde influences despite this complexity, an accomplished musical mosaic of enormous expressiveness.
Exciting nuances are created by the incomparable bass of Pain of Salvations long time member Kristoffer Gildenlow, a friendly turn that resulted from the tours mentioned above and Disillusions Schmidt guest vocals in ‘Flies in Amber’.
With ‘Grave Human Genuine’ Dark suns have created a haunting album full of autonomy and instrumental class, self consciously charting new musical territory. In this the band from Leipzig embodies the essence of every true progressive band, compositional genius coupled with advancement.