Let me get my opinion out of the way right off the bat–there is not enough good, quality Christian doom metal. The list gets even shorter when it’s as unique and well-executed as this track is.
Memorium is the braindchild of Duane Keith, label-owner and -founder at Vision of God Records and its subsidiary, Christian Metal Underground. The band is just a two-piece: Duane on drums and vocals and Mike Shinn on bass and guitar. Sadly the band is currently on hiatus.
“A New Dawn” comes from a 3-way split with The Arbiter (from Hungary), and Lucifer’s Doom (from Brazil). The track is slow, heavy, and dark, and yet points to the hope of resurrection and “a new dawn.” The slow, dirge-like tempo draws me in, luring my listening ears with siren-like guitar wails, and a pace that actually drags slower and slower as the track carries on.
I’m hoping we hear more from this act as time goes on.