Power of Metal.dk Review

Death Angel
The Dreams Calls for Blood
Style: Thrash
Release date: 11 October, 2013
Playing time: 47:28

With this new album Death Angel shows that all the New Wave of Thrash acts like Evile, Suicidal Angel, Warbringer and so on, will stay followers and never become leaders. This is their fastest album to date and in my opinion it even tops 'Relentless Retribution'.

First albums 'The Ultra Violence' and 'Frolic Through the Park' still are classic albums, which had a big influence on the thrash scene. Their most successful album in my country however was their 1990 album 'Act III', which even ended up on second place in the Mega Charts back then. I don't think this new album will gain that position, but that is more because nowadays kids don't buy albums anymore. Last week I asked a kid (he had an Iron Maiden t-shirt), what he was listening to on his I-Pod. He didn't know, it was song number 43 and he liked it very much, but he couldn't tell me the band or the song title..... Perhaps Death Angel have the luck that the older fans still buy an original CD? New bands playing thrash will have a much bigger problem I guess, because if there are kids liking them, they don't sell one CD more...

Now back to the new album 'The Dreams Calls for Blood'. From start to finish it is Death Angel all the way. The guitars sound heavier and meaner than on earlier albums and the songs are very fast, but with a technical precision of a Swiss clock. Mark Oseguda's screaming sounds more hysterical than ever and again sticks perfectly to the music. No ballads this time, just full speed ahead from start to finish, only some intros take care of a little rest.

Every thrash fan, old or new school can't do without this one. For me; an album that will be found on my end of the year list!

01. Left For Dead
02. Son of the Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls for Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution/Don't Save Me
07. Caster of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct/Bloodlust
Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH
Distribution: Sony Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 9 October, 2013
Website: www.facebook.com/deathangel