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Prelude to Destiny
Released: 1998, Independent
Ok, I know that this is a CD that is over 2 years old. I was however asked to review it so here I am to do my duty. It wasn’t that hard actually as this is a great listen. Dreamsfear hails from the metal hotbed of Ireland. Yes, you heard me right.. Ireland. The band has been together in different incarnations since 1994. The lineup solidified in 1997 with Cathal Rodgers: bass, Kieran Hynes: guitars, Colin Purcell: drums and Rob Buggle on vocals and keyboards. The band went into the studio to record PRELUDE TO DESTINY which was released in December of 1998.
The best way to describe this 4 song release is straight ahead metal. At times melodic and at other times thrashy but predominantly straight forward metal. "Ruins" opens the discwith one of the more uptempo thrash oriented tracks. Following that is "Black Horizons" which is a little slower with a more melodic touch. " As Darkness Falls" is the bastard son of power and thrash metal. Lots of great double bass drumming and heavy riffing make this the heaviest track on the CD. The closer is the melodic track "Burning Bridges". This song contains piano which complements the atmosphere of the song making this the best song on the disc.
Dreamsfear are again looking for new members. They are back to their core of Rodgers and Hynes. The vocal and drum slots are still open. I have no idea what the band have been doing in the last few years. I can only hope that they have been working on a full CD of tunes cause I expect big things from these Irishmen. firstname.lastname@example.org
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