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Black Dawn Live At Crazy Donkey (Farmingdale, NY)
Castle 83-11 Lifers present JOHN THE DOORMAN'S B-DAY BASH featuring BLACK DAWN at The Local 269 Club in NYC!
By Andrew Marles
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2011-08-15
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#### NEWS FLASH: FRIDAY-SEPT 9TH Castle 83-11 Lifers present JOHN THE DOORMAN'S B-DAY BASH at THE LOCAL 269 CLUB in NYC! Located at 269 East Houston Street...21& up..$10...Doors at 7.30pm..With:GODAMHATE, SOMEONELSE, BLACK DAWN, and SYMPTOM 7. ####

In Hard Rock and Metal, the art of live performance is truly just that: an art. A huge draw of the music has always been the raw power and pure energy that go into the live shows of bands, aiming to give their fans everything they have and leave it all on stage. Black Dawn is a band that understands the importance of live shows, and they've honed their craft since the early 1990's, taking them to venues all over the country. Their concert in Farmingdale, New York is a shining example of their dedication to their live show and a big reason why the Long Island band has stayed together for so long.

The atmosphere at the Crazy Donkey seems quite appropriate for Black Dawn. The dim lighting casts a shadow over the entirety of the Crazy Donkey and is somewhat of a foreshadowing of the heavy, dark and raw brand of heavy metal that the band gives their fans at every live show.


Black Dawn performing "I Am Who I Am"

The raw energy that the band brings is really propelled by the drumming, which is the backbone of the band and continuously keeps their massively heavy riffs in check. As Black Dawn cycles through songs such as "I Am Who I Am" and "I Wanna Fly," they seem almost stoic, never letting their emotions for the music get in the way of delivering exactly what they want to convey to the audience. It seems the heavier and deeper the band digs into the music, the more they become locked in as a unit. They seamlessly navigate through songs like "Reflect" with ease, transitioning from choruses to breakdowns and back again without losing any effect on the song. The bands intensity never withers or slows down. They keep their music at a driving pace keeping the audience intent and refusing to let go.

The bands two guitar assault pounds the audience without hesitation. The distorted riffs drive and intertwine around the persistent beat of the drummer bringing high energy and absolute power. Lead singer Matt Kotten's vicious vocals command attention and enforce the sinister vibe that the band has set in place. Although Kotten's voice takes center stage, it does not overpower any of his fellow bandmates - he always gives enough space for the music to be heard in equal parts.

Instead of relying on gimmicks and other distractions, Black Dawn gives their fans pure, high-octane heavy metal that hits hard and keeps relentlessly pressing on until they finish performing. They seem to have an old school mentality making their live shows simply about the music relying on nothing but themselves and their instruments. Anybody interested in heavy metal or hard rock remotely should do themselves a favor and check out this established and exciting band when they get the chance.

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