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Dusk: With clean guitar tones, complex rhythmic riffs, and tasteful lead solos

Dusk – To Where I Belong

There are at least 15 band named Dusk but only one from Saudi Arabia. To Where I Belong is the new video, and the song is a modern prog metal instrumental that is a part of an EP out on November 10th. There are not many prog metal band from Saudi Arabia but if the rest is as good as Dust I’m very impressed.

To Where I Belong is a mixture of clean guitar tones, complex rhythmic riffs, and tasteful lead solos. On this latest recording, Dusk teamed up with two fellow artists and personal friends legendary Saudi guitarist Madani Zakri who has on a guest solo on the track Epiphany along with one of the best upcoming modern guitar players from the Riyadh scene, Abdulrahman Elghazali who adds a guest solo on Fear Is The Thing They Desire.

Saudi Arabia’s DUSK is a one-man musical journey from the mind of Meshari Sangora. Presenting his latest EP To Where I Belong, the four-track EP of progressive instrumental modern metal was available  November 10th.

The sophomore EP follows the 2020 debut Ascension and stand-alone singles Enrapture, Particle Of Shapes and Rotten Roots.

Taking about 5-6 months from when initially written, the project was completed with its articulated riffs and solos. It is a recording that tells a story of musical taste that’s being challenged constantly and one that the audience will surely enjoy throughout.

«The EP is very raw and in your face with its rhythmic details and with every listen you give it, you can hear something new in the background that you haven’t noticed before», says Dusk.

Track Listing:

1. Beneath My Fears (3:50)

2. Epiphany ft. Madani Zakri (4:48)

3. Fear Is The Thing They Desire ft. Abdulrahman Elghazali (5:25)

4. To Where I Belong (4:32)

Track By Track Explained:

1 – Beneath My Fears, being the first track and the opening of the EP,  it starts off with a clean guitar lead till that first riff catches you by surprise & builds off the dynamic tension as the track goes on.

2 – Epiphany, being the second track on the EP, features Saudi legend guitarist “Madani Zakri” as a guest solo where he changed the complete atmosphere with his melodic runs & licks.

3 – Fear Is The Thing They Desire, being the third track that also features one the best upcoming modern guitar players in the scene  “Abdulrahman Elghazali” as a guest solo as well as modernizing the track and giving it a cool extra layer of dynamics.

4 – To Where I Belong, the titled track for the EP and the final chapter that concludes the story with its loud riff changing patterns & fast lead runs.

Dusk is a lead electric guitar player with experience of nearly10  years in the music field, working in various music genres such as metal, rock, hiphop, jazz, soul, R&B, and EDM.  Some of his musical influences are of the likes of Currents, Erra, Volumes, Led Zeppelin, Andy James, Buckethead, and many more.

Since 2020, he has been releasing his solo projects in metal subgenres like metalcore, djent, melodic metal, and progressive metal.

Dusk is also a founding member of the group FIGŪREZ as they recently released their titled EP Motherland where it got international praise.

About EP guests:

Madani Zakri got his musical success from the early 2000s where he got involved heavily in the Saudi metal scene when it was underground.

Adding 12 years of experience in the GGC and UK under his belt, and having deep expertise in other genres like rock, classical music, Eastern music, and pop, he became one of the local legends in the Riyadh music community.

Abdulrahman Elghazali is a Sudanese progressive metal artist based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that has been a guitar player for 8 years along with being experienced with other instruments such as the piano and the violin. Some of his musical influences are; Tosin Abasi, Mark Holcomb, Yvette Young.

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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