Dream Evil


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Release Date:
26th May 2017
Record Label:
Century Media Records
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A new Dream Evil album is like going to a Chinese restaurant. You are hungry, looking forward to it, but you also know exactly how it is going to taste. After eating way too much, you think, “I’m not going to eat Chinese for a very long time,” but before you know it, you are there again. I’m always looking forward to a new Dream Evil album and I know what it is going to be like. Unfortunately, after a few spins I get bored. However, it doesn’t take long time before I listen to it again.

If a friend asked me what heavy metal is, I would probably let him listen to Dream Evil’s The Book of Heavy Metal. Influences of Judas Priest, Hammerfall, Iron Maiden, Helloween, and Primal Fear can all be found on that album.

On their sixth full length album with the original title SIX,  it’s no different. In Niklas the band has an excellent vocalist who easily sings in every style necessary. ‘Dream Evil’ opens in typical heavy metal style. More power metal can be heard in ‘Antidote’ and in ‘Sin City.’ The refrain sounds very much like the Scorpions. Next up is ‘Hellride,’ of which the opening part sounds almost the same as Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs,’ and then turns to a Priest/Primal Fear mode.

The next eight songs have a recognizable style and are just what you expect from Dream Evil. As with many of their albums, the quality is high, the execution perfect, and the songs are very recognizable. Because of this they are nice and easy to listen to. The only negative point is that there is completely nothing new. I suppose that’s not the goal of Dream Evil. They just want to play heavy metal, and that is what they do!


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

Playing Time: 51:00

Niklas Isfeldt – Lead vocals
Fredrik Nordström – Lead rhythm guitars
Mark U Black – Lead lead guitars
Peter Stålfors – Lead bass
Patrik Jerksten – Lead drums

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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