“United” is full-length release number 4 from this
Gothenburg based band. Dream Evil is centred around legendary metal
producer Frederik Nordström (Opeth, HammerFall, In Flames). Since
the last album “The Book of Heavy Metal” there has been a couple of
line-up changes guitarist Gus G. (ex- Mystic Prophecy, Firewind) has
been replaced by Mark Black and drummer Snowy Shaw has been replaced
by Pat Power.
I really enjoyed their 2004 release “The Book of
Heavy Metal”, and I’m glad to say that “United” is a worthy
successor. Dream Evil delivers a strong package of mid-paced, catchy
melodic heavy Metal strongly influenced by Iron Maiden, Scorpions,
Judas Priest, Dio and Rainbow.
So now you have a pretty good idea of what to expect,
solid heavy metal, Not entirely original, but I can’t help it I just
enjoy this release. Just check out the likes of “Blind Evil”,
“Higher on Fire”, “Falling”, “Back from the Dead”, “Doomlord” or the
cover version of Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One” that won the
Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 a real killer.
If you’re into 80’s heavy metal chances are you’ll
like Dream Evil.
A limited edition of “United” will include a bonus 3”
CD including the following 5 songs: “Calling Your Name”, “Dynamite”,
“Into the Unknown”, “I Will Never” and “Vengeance”.
Recommended tracks: “Blind Evil”, “Doomlord”
and “My Number One”.