I stumbled onto Ecliptic Dawn a few weeks ago while looking for something new to listen to on the internet. The band are from Syria and are the country’s first gothic metal act. They were formed by Sam (no last name given) in 2010 and consists of him, plus several session musicians from outside of Syria.

“Thorns of Truth” is fairly straight-ahead goth metal with a death metal twist to it. The best comparison would be early Paradise Lost, except with more keyboards thrown into the mix. The song itself is over 7 minutes long and is fairly captivating. My only complaint is that the sound tends to seem a bit “off” every once in a while.

Other than that, the track is quite good and should appeal to most fans of Gothic-flavoured death metal. The band is currently working on a full-length which hopefully will be out soon. The song is available for free download RIGHT HERE.

Run Time: 7:25
Release Date: May 19, 2012

Check out the song: “Thorns of Truth”