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Though located in Chicago because the year 2000, Dawnbringer was originally founded five years previous in Malvern, PA by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Dark, a heavy metallic purist par excellence, that has kept his interests in various other musical designs and metallic offshoots for several side projects including Pharaoh, High Spirits, Superchrist, and, especially, renowned American dark metallers Nachtmystium. No such visual distractions should be within Dawnbringer’s oeuvre, nevertheless, which has continued to be relatively accurate to large metal’s even more “traditional” musical template since the group’s 1996 Sacrament EP to its third record, In Sickness and in Dreams, a decade afterwards (with 1997’s Unbleed and 2000’s Catharsis Instinct carrying out their part among). Nonetheless it wasn’t until Chris Dark accomplished wider renown for his numerous side tasks and key efforts to these Nachtmystium that Dawnbringer started receiving their credited respect, aswell, culminating in the essential crowning bestowed upon 2010’s superb Nucleus opus, which got on a lot of that year’s lists of greatest rock albums.

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