Quicksand Dream
Aelin: A Story About Destiny
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: December 7th 2010
Playing time: 51:00

There used to be a Swedish band called Epic Irae which was founded in the late eighties and recorded three full-length demos in the early nineties. Then they changed their name to Quicksand Dream, and it took until the year 2000 before another long player saw the light of day. The band consisted back then only of Patrick Backlund who played all the instruments and Goran Jacobson, who was in charge of the vocals. A session keyboarder can also be heard on the album. This actual debut was released in a very limited edition of only 30 copies on CD-R, and it was only many years later that the band decided to put their music on MySpace, which must have attracted the attention of Planet Metal.

Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Candlemass, Cloven Hoof, Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol fans will probably have heard of this band. The music on this concept album is already more than 10 years old and the songs are in the style you know from the last 3 bands I mentioned above. The songs have nice bass lines and Goran Jacobson has the perfect singing style for this old-school true heavy metal. For me it all is too ancient sounding, but I think a lot of you will enjoy this stuff.

Certainly worth checking out.


01. Prologue

02. A Child Was Born

03. House of Wisdom

04. Caress of the Breeze

05. Road Goes Ever On

06. The Lighthouse Dream

07. Aelin's Oath

 a) The Light Appeared

 b) Epilogue

Label: Planet Metal
Promotion: ClawHammer PR
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: December 20th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/quicksanddream