Metal Maniac

First Dawn – Final Epoch



There’s not much information about the band which album I’m going to share my thoughts about its release today. There are no photos, no band members’ names or pseudonyms, the band is independent, practically nothing at all. Only that the band is from Finland and something that you can conclude by listening to their music, which is their genre, Melodic Black Metal. And better, if you feel like after reading this review, the album is freely downloadle on the band’s Bandcamp page.


So, allow me to talk about the most important aspects of this “review”, which is the music that Final Epoch created on “First Dawn”. This is a hidden gem, my friends; I found the album to be stunning, amazing and so well-done that you become really curious about who’s behind this project! There’s not a second of boredom in “Final Epoch”, what a release! You can see that I’m very impressed, but this is, obviously, a personal interpretation, you might feel different about it, but really, I’d love to hear/ read your views on this album if you don’t like it.




The music is intense, fast paced, with rasped vocals, amazing atmosphere created by the synths, with a classical music feeling, very triumphant, elegant and exciting. There’s almost a fantasy mood on this album, powerful, majestic and epic. The symphonic arrangements, again, are tastefully done. This is indeed a very strong and emotional release. I just can’t stop listening to it, I wanted to work on other reviews, but I’m listening to “Final Epoch” for the fifth time in a row and without plans to stop!


Overall, I highly recommend this album. As I see, First Dawn is a fairly unknown band and they’ve managed to create a work that deserves attention and they are simply giving the digital album away. So, please, give them a try, like their Facebook page and keep an eye for future releases (I sure hope so). They’ve earned a fan!




Until next time.


Grade: 9,5/10


Band: First Dawn


Album: Final Epoch (2014)


Label: Independent




1. I – Devastation

2. II – To the Stars

3. III – Pilgrimage

4. IV – The Redeemer

5. V – Edge of the Universe


First Dawn is:


Not available.


Official Facebook:


Official Bandcamp:


All photos belong to their rightful owners.

September 20, 2014


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave the field below empty!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.