Longing For Dawn marked Canada’s contribution to the funeral doom sub-genre. The group was formed by Arbour and Laroche in 2002 and duly signed to Arbour’s own imprint. The band recruited Carignan and Fortin in 2006 and signed with Grau Records for three albums. Carignan joined another doom band on the label, namely Towards Darkness.
LONGING FOR DAWN - ONE LONELY PATH - TWILIGHT FOUNDATION
Could have easily been called Longing For Death... such is the excruciating pain and melancholy emanating from this album. Longing For Dawn is dark, wretched and dismal as only a doom metal band influenced by Thergothon, Thorr's Hammer and Disembowelment can be. The Montreal bunch draws so much pain out of every single note that its input/suffering output efficiency is off the charts. No riffs, no bass lines, no choruses; Longing For Dawn is slow doom that will hit even one at the bottom of the abyss below the belt and drag him even lower. The band's aforementioned influences have done this type of sluggish and painful drone before. The growls, the intermixed clean cry of woe, distorted chords and dropped notes of suffering are not new. Still, LFD is as compelling as a misty day in the throes of death and dying. There is one lonely path and it leads to mournful times. Longing For Dawn has the looming soundtrack. - Ali "The Metallian"