Fairytales and Reality

Release date: August 25th 2006
AFM Records
Target (Denmark)

Melodic Power Metal

Rating: 93/100
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Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
October 30th 2006

Wow, I did not see this one coming! – Only familiar with a few songs from Dionysus my expectations to their new album titled “Fairytales and Reality” wasn’t very high. But…Dionysus has come up with a bit of a gem of an album. We are talking first class Melodic Power Metal here. Nothing new and groundbreaking but catchy music just the way I like my Melodic Metal.

Opening track “Illusion of Life” should convince any non-believers who doubt my words. Starting very quietly, but suddenly they burst into one hell of a catchy guitar-riff and I wassuddenly very alert. This opening track contains everything I like in a Melodic Metal song, great riffs and a chorus that sticks like glue.

Most of the songs there is to be found on this album follow the same path… catchy riffs and catchy sing-a-long choruses that could stay in your mind forever. Listening to this album is a marvellous way to spend some life as you soak up the songs and a happy feeling overtakes you. How could I almost overlook this band in the past?

The production is fine and one thing is for sure… I have to check out their back catalogue right f*****g now!!!

This album is definitely worth your money.  

Recommended tracks: All of them.