Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising


8.2 | 285 votes |
Release date: 23 February 2011
Style: Gothic metal, Melodic death metal

Owners:

280 have it
25 want it


01. The First Snow
02. Winter Within
03. Deathstar
04. Remembrance
05. Unbroken
06. Judgement
07. The Wake
08. Sanctuary
09. Butterfly Effect
10. Wraith
11. Infinity [European bonus]
12. My Room [acoustic version] [European bonus]
13. Unbreakable [live] [European bonus]
14. The Black [live] [European bonus]

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
7.5
Before The Dawn have been around for over a decade, establishing themselves as one of Finland's most prominent metal acts. Their gothic-tinged melodic death metal has captured audiences worldwide, while the brains behind the music - musical puppet master Tuomas Saukkonen - has all but kept the core sound intact throughout the years.

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published 07.11.2011 | Comments (26)

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23.02.2011 - 00:35
Rating: 8
Luneth
Leaked...
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Apocalypse, X-Men
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23.02.2011 - 13:30
Rating: 9
M
Deathstar , Unbroken and Sanctuary are great ones.
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24.02.2011 - 10:01
Rating: 7
beyondtehdarksun
After a first listen, I think this could be their best one since a while
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25.02.2011 - 00:32
JÄY
Metal slave
Its another "sad" melodeath release?
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25.02.2011 - 01:30
Rating: 10
WRATH OF FENRIR
Dethstar is the star of 2011
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26.02.2011 - 10:07
MechanisT
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I really don't understand the hype about "4:17 am"; this album absolutely blows 417 out of the water. Very good album.
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01.03.2011 - 00:01
Rating: 6
InnerSelf
proofread free
All melodies are extremely catchy and very accessible, although it is the same old gothenburg\melodeath but it is still very enjoyable
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18.03.2011 - 14:02
D.a.n
Written by Guest on 26.02.2011 at 10:07

I really don't understand the hype about "4:17 am"; this album absolutely blows 417 out of the water. Very good album!


Well, just a matter of personal taste I guess bro...
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18.03.2011 - 14:27
MechanisT
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Written by D.a.n on 18.03.2011 at 14:02

Written by Guest on 26.02.2011 at 10:07

I really don't understand the hype about "4:17 am"; this album absolutely blows 417 out of the water. Very good album!


Well, just a matter of personal taste I guess bro...


Guess so.
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15.04.2011 - 19:20
Kenos
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Meh.
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21.04.2011 - 13:46
D.a.n
Written by Guest on 15.04.2011 at 19:20

Meh.


Looking at your favourite bands, why did you listen to this in the first place? You cannot expect anything but "Meh" from this melodeath release as a (seemingly) die-hard doom/gothic/black fan...
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21.04.2011 - 14:32
Kenos
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Written by D.a.n on 21.04.2011 at 13:46

Written by Guest on 15.04.2011 at 19:20

Meh.


Looking at your favourite bands, why did you listen to this in the first place? You cannot expect anything but "Meh" from this melodeath release as a (seemingly) die-hard doom/gothic/black fan...


Sometimes I like to pick new releases from charts and listen to them; I'm just curious, and however the fact that I cannot like a melodeath album because of my tastes isn't entirely true: for example, I really enjoyed the new Omnium Gatherum, "New World Shadows". Or Moonsorrow's "Varjoina..", another excellent release, even though I'm not used to listen to viking/pagan/folk stuff (and I never will).
This one, on the other hand, didn't impress me at all. But if my rating's bothering then I'll delete it, if you want.
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21.04.2011 - 14:32
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by D.a.n on 21.04.2011 at 13:46

Written by Guest on 15.04.2011 at 19:20

Meh.


Looking at your favourite bands, why did you listen to this in the first place? You cannot expect anything but "Meh" from this melodeath release as a (seemingly) die-hard doom/gothic/black fan...

Some of his favorite bands include Katatonia, Anathema, Type O Negative, Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Alcest... Those bands are on the "softer" or "more accessible" side of metal, much like BtD (who have a strong Gothic vibe to their brand of melancholic melodic death metal) - so it isn't exactly stepping out of his comfort zone by listening to this album.

Looking at my favorite bands, would you guess that I enjoy most of BtD's discography? You can't judge a book by its cover mate.
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21.04.2011 - 14:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 21.04.2011 at 14:32

This one, on the other hand, didn't impress me at all. But if my rating's bothering then I'll delete it, if you want.

No need for that - people on this site will always be unimpressed by your votes if you don't give every album they like a perfect 10. If you think this album is average, then it deserves the 6 you gave it.
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21.04.2011 - 14:41
Kenos
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.04.2011 at 14:34

Written by Guest on 21.04.2011 at 14:32

This one, on the other hand, didn't impress me at all. But if my rating's bothering then I'll delete it, if you want.

No need for that - people on this site will always be unimpressed by your votes if you don't give every album they like a perfect 10. If you think this album is average, then it deserves the 6 you gave it.


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21.04.2011 - 15:00
D.a.n
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.04.2011 at 14:32

Some of his favorite bands include Katatonia, Anathema, Type O Negative, Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Alcest... Those bands are on the "softer" or "more accessible" side of metal, much like BtD (who have a strong Gothic vibe to their brand of melancholic melodic death metal) - so it isn't exactly stepping out of his comfort zone by listening to this album.

Looking at my favorite bands, would you guess that I enjoy most of BtD's discography? You can't judge a book by its cover mate.


Troy, most of these "softer bands" used to have "harsher" roots (as you certainly know very well yourself) - Katatonia, Anathema, Paradise Lost, Tiamat... But even their late works are like heaven and hell compared to melodeath (and i LOVE most of these softer albums...) - despite your being right about BtD's gothic vibe (4:17 is the case in point, but Sanctuary and the Butterfly Effect from the last album too).

Written by Guest on 21.04.2011 at 14:32


Sometimes I like to pick new releases from charts and listen to them; I'm just curious, and however the fact that I cannot like a melodeath album because of my tastes isn't entirely true: for example, I really enjoyed the new Omnium Gatherum, "New World Shadows". Or Moonsorrow's "Varjoina..", another excellent release, even though I'm not used to listen to viking/pagan/folk stuff (and I never will).
This one, on the other hand, didn't impress me at all. But if my rating's bothering then I'll delete it, if you want.


Kenos, nothing against your rating at all buddy - even if you gave it a 1, it would be a valid opinion. ;-) I was just thinking that the Meh was "a sigh disappointment" and tried to explain that the reason might be a difference to what you are normally used to. Anyway, try to spin it 2 or 3 times, it needs to grow on you a bit... (Apart from the a-bit-too-cheesy Deathstar...) Try Sanctuary and Butterfly Effect... ;-)
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21.04.2011 - 15:22
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by D.a.n on 21.04.2011 at 15:00

Troy, most of these "softer bands" used to have "harsher" roots (as you certainly know very well yourself) - Katatonia, Anathema, Paradise Lost, Tiamat... But even their late works are like heaven and hell compared to melodeath (and i LOVE most of these softer albums...) - despite your being right about BtD's gothic vibe (4:17 is the case in point, but Sanctuary and the Butterfly Effect from the last album too).

I see your logic, and appreciate the reason behind your previous statements.

I should probably check this out. 2011 is passing me by.
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15.06.2011 - 20:09
Rating: 6
stef_v777
Totally unimpressive... i listened to it yesterday and i cannot remember something really intriguing!
(that was just my opinion)
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26.07.2011 - 11:38
Rating: 10
khazokhil00
Great album
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20.10.2011 - 17:50
Rating: 10
Diksy
Great album !! I like it much.
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23.02.2012 - 00:53
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
I don't understand why I enjoy this so much, while other Melodeath albums like New World Shadows and One For Sorrow sound so extremely boring to me...
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09.03.2012 - 15:54
Rating: 8
doom777
Very good album!
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25.04.2012 - 02:55
Rating: 9
Therapy?
This is the first album I heard from this band and I love it! Winter Within is a song that will stay in my fav's forever!
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30.04.2012 - 19:47
Cuca Beludo
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Has some great moments, but the overall album sounds like the same (unless you listen to it several times...)
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16.05.2013 - 09:06
Rating: 3
FlyingCAtBomber
The worst Before The Dawn album of all... I was very dissapointed, when I first time heard it. It seems like there was inner conflict in band during recording of this.
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09.03.2014 - 14:08
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Masterchief
It starts as prommsing album but ... leither one turns on ordinary boring and same as other his works
Deatsar is wery powerful song, maybe best what Before The Dawn has written
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