5th Season
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: September 21st 2007

It's hard to pin-point any flaws on this new Dreamscape album out, nine well written, well produced and well executed songs. Hailing from the Bavarian capital Munich, Dreamscape delivers a first class piece of progressive metal, which sadly will be the last one in their classic line-up; vocalist Roland Stoll, bass player Benno Schmidtler and keyboard player Jan Vacik will leave the band after the release to pursue new musical targets.

Four year has passed since their last album 'End of Silence', but musically not much has changed. They still travel the same road bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater and Vanden Plas do - with a very tight rhythm section, with two very gifted musicians in Jan Vacik (Keyboards) and Wolfgang Kerinnis (Guitars) battling it out in many musical duels. On top of that you have a very good vocalist in Roland Stoll, who really goes all the way on this album.

'5th Season' should re-establish their status among the best German progressive metal bands with ease, and even though the album does lack the certain extra spice to really elevate it into the higher stratosphere, it's still has enough quality to set it apart from much of the competition.

In case you should have any doubts - just take a listen to the title track! It kicks some serious ass! The rest of the songs are all on a high level, and should please genre fans from around the globe.

Good one!

Label: Massacre Records
Provided by: Target / True Music Promotion
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: September 14th 2007
Website: www.dreamscape.de