Sun of the Dying take the dichotomies inherent to death/doom and wallow in them on “When the Morning Came.”
The Spaniards’ full, furious roaring death growl is far from melancholic. However, it’s contrasted by music that plods and ponders. Meanwhile, the singing even contrasts itself, sounding both confident and despondent. The song cements its mood right away with its beautiful opening, and the feeling continues to the end. Throughout its runtime, the song ebbs and flows like the wave on the artwork for its album, The Earth Is Silent.
The band were no doubt deliberate in setting the tone given their stated intent.
“This song talks about the End,” explains the group (capitalization their own). “It pictures a barren world, in silence, in peace, after mankind leads itself to its own destruction. A vast emptiness through a raging doom metal storm, with acoustic and jazzy elements. One of the sources of inspiration of this portrait of void and despair is the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy.”
Listen to the new song in the player below.
Sun of the Dying will drop their sophomore release November 29 via AOP Records. It can be pre-ordered here (U.S.) and here (Europe).