When Dream and Fate Collide

Release date: March 30th 2006
Label: Scarlet Records
Provided by: Scarlet Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Melodic Power Metal

Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: February 12th 2006

This album is actually quite easy to summarize: good songs, a good vocalist, good melodies and a decent production make this a good debut album! There you have it; it's as simple as that!

These 5 Swedish brothers in metal plays melodic power metal with a few ventures into progressive metal territory, drawing comparisons with mostly German bands like Edguy, Masterplan and old Helloween. 41 minutes of music is on offer here, and all nine songs reach a good level, with the 3 listed below being the strongest ones in my book. I like the aggressive approach of those 3 songs, where they let some of their death metal background shine through.

But what makes this album less appealing than a new Edguy album? Well this is a fine collection of songs, with some at times simple and uninspired drumming, no real memorable choruses, and a good vocalist - not outstanding, an OK production and so on...

Frequency delivers a strong debut album, which I think is a good foundation for this up and coming band, do check them out...

Recommended tracks: "When Dream and Fate Collide", "Facing Destiny" and "Dimension for the Week".