today i want to present dark suns, a progressive metal band from leipzig, germany. they started with playing very melodic, progressive doom metal for their album swanlike, then changed over to a more emotional, less doomy style without death growls for their album existence, while finally changing to a emotional progressive metal style for their latest album grave human genuine. their second album, existence, is one of my most favourite albums.
let me start with a song from their first album, swanlike. a slow, doomy song, yet so beautiful, melodic. parts with death growls, parts with clean vocals. a wonderful mix.
the second song is the last song from swanlike. starting almost ambient, the song is divided into two parts. the first four minutes are rather calm, while the second half is more heavy, similar to the sun beyond your eden. the end, again, is calm, like the beginning. a song full of beauty.
the next three songs are from their second album, existence. no death growls to be found here. the first song is called the euphoric sense.
the second song is anemone, one of my favourite songs from that album.
the third song is patterns of oblivion, featuring a variety of styles.
the existence album is really one of the best albums i know of. the last song i want to present is from their latest album, grave human genuine, called the chameleon defect. the whole album is different from the previous two; i personally prefer the first two albums. this song is a mixture between many calm parts and some heavy, fast parts. it also comes with a video, called the chameleon conflict. the video reminds me of certain david lynch movies…