Featured Events

Coming soon


Album Reviews: 11989
DVD/Blu-ray Reviews: 397
Book Reviews: 401
Interviews: 1740
Concert Reviews: 1435

Share |

Other swag here
metal rules swag

Fairytales and Reality
October 2006
Released: 2006, AFM Records/Sound Pollution
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Dionysus began their career in 1999 and released their debut, SIGN OF TRUTH, shortly thereafter. SIGN OF TRUTH was followed by ANIMA MUNDI. The band is led by mastermind and drummer Ronny Milianowicz.

By both the bandname and cover artwork of the album you can pretty much tell what kind of music these guys play - melodic power metal. The music has all the content an album of this caliber ought to have; really catchy choruses, main focus on lead vocals and keyboards, and Olaf Hayer, the lead singer who screams at the top of his lungs when he sings the higher notes.

The musicians are really talented, but the band has nothing that really stands out and screams, “Hey, this is Dionysus!” This makes the band just like a million others out there. FAIRYTALES AND REALITY are great to have as background music when you do the dishes and clean, but I don’t know if I’m capable of any intense listening.

Maybe you’ll like this if you liked the previous albums, but it’s not an album you should buy if you’re not interested in Dionysus in the first place. Ronny Milianowicz says “This album is so good that you will throw away all your other CDs; you only need to have this one.” Well, I choose not to make a comment on that and let the rating speak for itself.
Track Listing

Illusion Of Life
The Orb
The World
Queen Of Madness
The Game
True At Heart
Tides Will Turn
The End


Olaf Hayer – lead vocals
Johnny Öhlin – guitar
Nobby Norberg – bass
Kaspar Dahlqvist – keyboards
Ronny Milianowicz – drums

Next review: » Diosdeira - Reincarnatorium
Previous review: » Dionysus - Anima Mundi

Home | About | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009-2012 All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.