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Dream Evil - 2017 Six

ARTIST: Dream Evil
LABEL: Century Media
SERIAL: 88985423582
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Niklas Isfeldt - vocals * Mark U Black - lead guitars * Fredrik Nordström - rhythm guitars * Peter Stålfors - bass * Patrik Jerksten - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Dream Evil * 02 Antidote * 03 Sin City * 04 Creature Of The Night * 05 Hellride * 06 Six Hundred And 66 * 07 How To Start A War * 08 The Murdered Mind * 09 Too Loud * 10 44 Riders * 11 Broken Wings * 12 We Are Forever



Just about every major longstanding act in the metal genre gets accused of the same-old same-old direction and style in their music. Look at bands like Hammerfall or Axel Rudi Pell as examples. Acts that have been around since the grunge era who don't appear to have changed stylistically. Yet these are just two of hundreds of bands that have jumped up and down on the spot. After twenty years, you could tar Swedish band Dream Evil with the same brush. It is a theme of thought that seems to be hovering around the many online reviews for 'Six' that I've seen so far. Is every reviewer being one dimensional and reading off the same page and not digging deeper looking for that golden nugget? Probably not, metal reviewers have listened to thousands of albums in the genre, and will smell a smokey from a thousand paces.

The Songs
Not that 'Six' is a baddie, far from it. But with production techniques improving all the time, it really needs for bands to bring their A-Game to the pre-production rehearsals and subsequent recording sessions. The game has moved on after twenty years. Admittedly, there are some monster tracks here. 'Antidote' is full-frontal, the thunderous pairing of 'Hellride' and 'Six Hundred And 66' re-establish Dream Evil after being away for many years, while 'How To Start A War' and 'Too Loud' do their best to trip up the metronome. There are also some slower deliberate pieces including 'Creature Of The Night' and the surging tide of 'We Are Forever' which is very melodic.

In Summary
The power metal scene is quite congested at the moment. A few new bands plus the re-emergence of older bands we haven't seen for awhile. Dream Evil are certainly in the latter category, and though they aren't creating new trends or moving the genre into new territory, they certainly know how to build proper metallic steel reinforcing so that others may do so.

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