MAAX (U.S.) “Dawnbringer” CD review by Occult Black Metal Zine

MAAX (U.S.) “Dawnbringer” CD review

by Occult Black Metal Zine

By OccultBlackMetal

Maax are a band from Indianapolis and Munice,Indiana and on this album they played a more raw form of black metal with satanic overtones and this is a review of their 2009 album “Dawnbringer” which was released by Abyss Records.

Drums are mostly slow to midpaced playing with some fast drumming and brutal blast beats, while the bass playing has a very heavy sound at times and there is a good mixture of slow and fast riffs being used.

Rhythm guitars are a mixture of slow and midpaced black metal riffs that have a depressive feel at times with some fast riffing and there is also a good amount of thrash influences being utilized, while the lead guitars are primitive guitar solos in the true black metal fashion mixed in with some darker thrash influences and on one song there is some classical guitars being used that have a very melodic feel to them.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics touch on Satanism, Luciferian and other dark topics, as for the production it is very primitive and raw sounding.

In my opinion while Maax is probably not the most original or even one of the best black metal bands that I have heard, there are still a worthy band and this is worth a listen and adding to your collection if you are a black metal fan. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUD “Dawnbringer” “Veered In Impurity” and “Purge Of Depravity Luciferi Rex”. RECOMMENDED

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To purchase MAAX “Dawnbringer” CD and other Maax merchandise go to:

To preview a song from “Six Pack Witchcraft” go to:

and to preview a song from their latest release “Unholy Rock & Roll” go to:


One Response to “MAAX (U.S.) “Dawnbringer” CD review by Occult Black Metal Zine”

  1. Aero Charles Says:

    I have a black metal project “Realm Of Shadows” its like a mix of traditional Norwegian black metal and modern technical black metal and just finished an E.P. and am interested in having it put out as well as the full length. Praise The Beast , Aero

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