After Dusk - The Character Of Physical Law - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/09/06/after-dusk-the-character-of-physical-law/
Some bands are stuck on the hamster wheel of touring, album, touring, album and they find it difficult to break. Others are more sporadic, biding their time to strike and that is exactly what After Dusk achieved back in 2017 with their latest album ‘The Character of Physical Law’.
After Dusk is a band which pride themselves on their heavy metal sound with touches of thrash creeping in and therefore, what the Greek band deliver with ‘The Character…’ is an album of pummelling heavy metal that is as worn in as a Spartan shield after a lifetime of war. This isn’t an album which is heavily polished, in fact, it’s quite raw, but that plays directly into After Dusk’s hands that show the guitars delivering excellent riff after riff without ever overly playing whilst the vocals have a tonality that would be out of place stepping in for Tommy Victor or Mike Muir and stand tall throughout tracks such as ‘A Corpse With A Smile’, ‘Kings of Misery;’ and the phenomenal ‘Pyroclastic Flow (Honeydoom)’ which are all backed by some hauntingly beautiful keyboards.
‘The Character…’ is a decent album, even falling below one of the most underrated albums of 2017 and into the realms of forgotten albums. But if you follow this treasure map and dig until you hit the X marks the spot, you’ll find a treasure hoard of Grecian metal that is still gleaming even, after all these years. - Metal Digest
Release Date: May 23, 2017
FFO: Pantera, Black Sabbath, Metallica
After Dusk is a heavy metal band from Athens, Greece founded in 1998. They have released 4 full length albums and played concerts in venues and festivals. The band describes their music by a quote, written by the press, for one of their records:
“…Pure heavy metal can exist…”
Apart from live appearances and composing songs, little has happened until 2004, when they started working on their demo “Senses of Dusk”, which was finished in early 2005.
Their first album, “The witch’s pact”, became reality in 2006. It contained 10 metal dynamites and continues to give people a good head banging until this day. The album was self-released on a limited number of copies.
“After Dusk is a pure heavy metal band, who have future ahead of them. A band that needs to be heard. Oh, and “Overspeed” can become a small hymn!” – METAL HAMMER 9/2006
In 2008, they finished their second album entitled “Hybris”, which sounds like concrete cracking from an earthquake, driving the band’s sound into a heavier and more solid direction. “Hybris” was released worldwide in November 2009.
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“After Dusk creates this rarely seen musical variety. Awesome album!!” – METAL REVOLUTION
“Hybris is a superb work, a tracklist of fire.” – METALCRONIQUES
“After Dusk are probably proof indeed that pure heavy metal can exist…” – METAL TEAM UK
In 2012 their third album was complete. Entitled “The devil got his soul”, it is described by fans as a heavy metal statement. Compiled of 10 songs, it unfolds track after track into a riff manifest!
“…such a stunning release that many even well known bands would envy! You see, it literally has everything and its compositions contain bits and pieces from the vast majority of the metal genres. “The Devil Got His Soul” is a great album delivered with much passion and skill by a very talented band that deserves your attention!” – BEHIND THE VEIL WEBZINE
In September 2013 After Dusk released a single called “Gamma ray burst”. It tells the story of a nice day on Earth, being abruptly ruined by a cataclysmic event that happened light years away.
Their latest album is entitled “The Character of Physical Law”. Produced by After Dusk, engineered, mixed, mastered by George Emmanuel and released worldwide on May 23rd, 2017. The goal was to forge their heavy, thrash and black metal alloys into one…
“Heavy and unforgiving, is one way to describe the sound of Greek metallers After Dusk. Their brand of heavy metal is a relentless pummeling of the senses, and when you’ve finished listening to their new album, you will know how concrete feels after it’s been pulverised by a jack hammer…” – Metal Gods TV
“As heavy as fuck! Metal mastery, magnificently displayed.” (10/10) – Jennytate’s Blog
“This record is of great originality. After Dusk have established their own sound and style. With this effort, they have proven that experimentation is something important, if not essential, for a band to excel. I dare to call this LP one of the best of 2017” (96%) – METAL ARCHIVES
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After Dusk is :
Paminos – Vocals
Bill – Guitar
Theodore – Organ & Keyboards
Thanasis – Bass
Jim – Drums
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