Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA-based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound. Their debut full-length, To Venomous Depths, (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with The Burning Dawn, a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.