Wild Dawn are a band from France that plays a mixture of stoner rock and metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Pay Your Dues".
"Back On Track" which is the first song on the album opens up with melodic vocals and hard rock style guitar riffs along with some drums and after a couple of minutes classic 70's rock style guitar leads start coming in and out of the song.
'Bitter Mind" starts off with some guitar riffs that combine 70's metal and stoner rock together before adding in some vocals and throughout the song t here are some whammy bar effects coming in and out as well as some back up vocals and after awhile guitar solos and leads making a part of the song and you can also hear some bass guitars.
"Sometimes" begins with some distorted effects before adding in some bass guitars, drums and melodic guitar riffs which also lead up to some vocals and a few seconds alter hard rock style guitar leads start coming in and out of the song as well as the music getting heavier.
"S.A.D. Story" opens up with heavy and melodic stoner rock guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds alter vocals start to kick in along with some back up shouts as the song moves on and towards the end guitar solos and leads finally make their presence known in the song along with a small amount of clean parts.
"Ain't Life Grand" kicks off with some bass guitars before adding in some drums and 70's style hard rock guitar riffs along with some old school style distortion effects before the vocals start coming in along with some shouts and some guitar leads and leads start coming in halfway through the song.
"Plague Of the 21st Century" makes it way with some clean guitars before going into a heavier direction along with some drums and bass guitars as well as some NWOBHM elements before adding in some vocals and towards the end guitar solos and leads starting coming in and out of the song.
"My Own Worst Enemy" comes in with heavy bass and guitar riffs along with some drums as well as a bit of melody and 70's rock sounds which lead up to some vocals which also use some back up's and after a couple of minutes guitar solos and leads make their presence known in the music.
"Ain't Your Life" hits off with some clean classic rock guitars and a few seconds they get more heavy and melodic along with some drums before adding in some vocals and as the song moves on there are some guitar leads as well as a return to some cleaner parts.
"Better Days" is introduced with some soft clean guitar playing before going into a heavier direction along with some drums and you can hear the bass guitars in the background and a few seconds later vocals kick in along with some melodic riffing and guitar solos late until the last minute before they finally come in.
"Stone Cold Motherfucker" enters in with blues rock style guitar riffing and a few seconds alter drums, vocals and guitar leads start to come in before going into a heavier direction along with some powerful bass guitars and more solos which also lead to some back up shouts.
"Lets Make A Big Mistake" is brought in with clean guitars and a few seconds alter drum beats start kicking in before getting heavier along with some vocals as well as some melodic riffing and after awhile you can hear some bass guitars before the guitar leads s tart coming in and out of the song.
"I Hate My Band" which is also the last song on t he album begins with some heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which also lead up to some vocals as well as some back up shouts and halfway through the song is when the guitar solos are finally introduced.
Song lyrics cover everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Wild Dawn are a very great sounding stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Back On Track" "S.A.D. Story" ''Stone Cold Motherfucker" and "I Hate My Band". RECOMMENDED BUY.