"DAWN OF A NEW SUN"
SOL NEGRO is a Black / Dark Metal band hailing from Seattle, Washington. The band
formed back in 1998 and originally hailed from Mexico under the name
BLOODSOAKED. They moved and changed their style so along came a new name.
"DAWN OF A NEW SUN" came out back in 2012, but is the bands newest releases to
date. They play a very cold and harsh style of Black Metal music that takes me back to the
early days of Black Metal that was coming out of Europe. It's very harsh, yet artistically
intricate and involved with a lot of dark passages through out. There is a solid Black Metal
sound, but elements of Doom, War and Dark Metal are all mixed within. The vocals of José
Luis "Sangreth" Rodriguez are done in a thick and groggy style of Death / Black Metal type
growl. I kept thinking of early bands like MARDUK, IMMORTAL, EMPEROR,
MAYHEM & BALPHEGOR when listening to these guys. They don't sound like one of
this bands in particular, but a well round mesh of them all. They also reminded me of a lot
of the bands that were coming out on WORLD WAR 3 RECORDS & NECROPOLIS
RECORDS back in the '90's. If you are a fan of early Black Metal from Europe and like a
little bit of a twist on it then your gonna love SOL NEGRO. These guys put a very cool
and original tweak on that classic style with tinges of Doom & Funeral Metal mixed within.
All Black Metal fans are encouraged to check these guys out.