Origin: Phoenix, Arizona, USA  
Genres: Christian Metal, Doom Metal
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Last update/review: January 16, 2017

Troglodyte Dawn

Troglodyte Dawn is the Christian doom project of Randy Michaud, formerly a singer in a East Coast metal band called D.T. Seizure many a year ago. The 2003 self-titled album, essentially performed by Michaud alone, is an interesting mixed bag of doom metal, ambient, and other assorted rock styles. From a metallic standpoint the highlights would be the two long St. Vitus-styled doomfests that are "Fallen World" and "Lust", a nice acoustic rock number in "Flower", and the well-done "Look At The Cross" which brings Neil Young to mind for some reason. On the downside is "Redeemed" (apparently an old worship song rocked upm, and featuring some distracting dubbed crowd noise), a Black Sabbath "parody" cover of "After Forever" with reworked lyrics, and times where the programmed drums sound a bit tinny. The lyrics are middle of the road as far as Christian bands go, certainly in your face but not to the point of being overly preachy. Michaud has since recorded various works on his own and also has recorded some live gigs with a supporting cast.

Current Members

Randy Michaud

vocals/all instruments

Former Members/Guests

Justin Frear

guitars (Ultimatum)

Kevin Mack

bass/vocals

John Tinker

drums



Discography


Troglodyte Dawn  
2003 self-released
  1. 667
  2. Fallen World (including 'Human Race')
  3. Redeemed
  4. Longing
  5. Forever After
  6. Flower
  7. Dood
  8. Lust (including 'Testimony' & 'Droon')
  9. Look On The Cross
  10. Dawn
  • Randy Michaud



Kyna  
2006
  1. Kyna
  2. Kyna (doom mix)
  3. Kyna (drone mix)
  • Randy Michaud



Kyna Outtakes  
2006
  1. Kyna (alt. mix)
  2. Anyk (edit)
  3. Anykyna (dARKSKULL theory)
  • Randy Michaud



A Night Of Doom  LIVE
2010
  1. Relentless (Pentagram cover)
  2. Fallen World
  3. Electric Sleep (Sheavy cover)
  4. Crucified (Pentagram cover)
  5. Lust/Look on the Cross
  • Randy Michaud
  • Kevin Mack
  • John Tinker



Alkynza: The Complete Kyna Sessions  COMPILATION
2014
  1. . Kyna
  2. Kyna (doom)
  3. Kyna (drone)
  4. Kyna (endrise)
  5. Anyk (edit)
  6. Anykyna (dARKSKULL theory)
  7. Anyk
  8. Kyna (mystoric)



Relentless/Electric Sleep/Crucified  LIVE EP
2014
  1. Relentless (live) [Pentagram cover]
  2. Electric Sleep (live) [Sheavy cover]
  3. Crucified (live) [Pentagram cover]
  • Randy Michaud
  • Justin Frear
  • Kevin Mack
  • John Tinker



Zattanfallen  
2014
  1. Zatanfallen (part 1)
  2. Zatanfallen (part 2)
  3. Zatanfallen (part 3)
  • Randy Michaud



Mystoric  COMPILATION
2014
  1. Mystoric #1: Ant Tattoos (Retold)
  2. Mystoric #2: Zatanfallen
  3. Mystoric #3: Flaatinslang
  4. Mystoric #4: Succubus




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