Dark Sky
“Signs of the Time”
Metalapolis Records
Released August 4, 2023

Dark Sky’s latest album, “Signs of the Time,” takes listeners on a vibrant musical adventure, seamlessly blending the nostalgic essence of ’80s rock with a fresh, contemporary approach.  The record was released in August, 2023 by Metalopolis Records, and has a total playing time of 50 minutes.

From the get-go, the album captivates with an enchanting orchestral intro that swiftly leads into a high-energy track, “Heroes on Ice,” setting the tone for the exhilarating journey ahead.

What stands out most is the album’s diverse range of musical styles. Tracks like the titular “Signs of the Time” and the infectious “Zombies” showcase the band’s knack for delivering powerful anthems that compel you to turn up the volume and sing along. The fusion of rock ‘n’ roll energy with melodic choruses is a recurring theme throughout the album, ensuring that each song leaves a memorable imprint.

A particular highlight is “Forgiveness,” homage to the ’80s era, intertwining hard rock and heavy metal influences into a fast-paced, catchy tune that’s tailor-made for live performances. Its magnetic chorus and energetic tempo showcase Dark Sky’s ability to capture the spirit of the past while infusing it with a contemporary edge.

But it’s not all about the high-energy tracks; the album offers a heartfelt moment with “It’s Not the End,” a ballad that beautifully balances emotive lyrics with a captivating bluesy/rock guitar solo. This track serves as a testament to the band’s versatility in navigating various musical moods.

A pleasant surprise comes in the form of Dark Sky’s cover of Sandra’s “In The Heat of the Night.” The band’s new take of the song revitalizes the ’80s classic, infusing it with a renewed sense of dynamism and heightened intensity. They skillfully breathe new life into this iconic song, expertly blending modern elements while preserving the nostalgic essence that made it beloved in the first place.

Concluding and without much more to note, “Signs of the Time” is an engaging musical voyage that seamlessly merges ’80s nostalgia with a contemporary approach. It caters not only to rock and metal aficionados but also to those seeking a blend of classic and modern musical experiences. Dark Sky’s ability to evoke the past while keeping their sound fresh makes this album a must-listen for anyone craving a sonic journey through time. 

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  • Album - 10/10
  • SongWriting - 9/10
  • Cover Art - 9/10
  • Overall Rating - 10/10


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