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Freedom Call
July 2007
Released: 2007, SPV/Steamhammer/Playground Music
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Freedom Call is an extremely popular in Europe and Scandinavia and it’s a band that works really fast. Since the debut STAIRWAY TO FAIRYLAND in 1999, the band has released almost one album per year since. There have been line-up changes since their last album in 2005, Bay and Zimmermann are accompanied by Donderer on bass and Retthowitz on guitar.

The band doesn’t step an inch away from their standard music which is very commercial power metal with really catchy choruses. So there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to DIMENSIONS, it’s bombastic, epic and grand when Freedom Call ventilates their instruments, then especially keyboards. The band raises the question of where the climatic disaster will lead, what the fate of the human race will be and whether our future may be not on earth but on another planer of the universe.

The first half of the album is my favourite part because it feels more solid and strong compared to the second part. On the first part the band deliver their trademark power metal while the rest of the album is full of a more melodic rock feel with a few ballads.

My personal killer tracks are “Innocent World”, “United Alliance”, “Mr. Evil”, “Queen Of My World” and “My Dying Paradise”. All of those tracks are commercial power metal with nice guitar hooks and sing a long choruses. A surprise is the song “Far Away” where the band has used Scottish bagpipes and the song is influenced by folk music.

DIMENSIONS is a solid album and it’s what I had expected Freedom Call to deliver. It’s a perfect gift for every fan of commercial power metal and no fan is gonna be disappointed.
Track Listing

Demons Dance
Innocent World
United Alliance
Mr Evil
Queen Of My World
Light Up The Sky
Words Of Endeavour
Blackened Sun
My Dying Paradise
Magic Moments
Far Away


Chris Bay – lead vocals, guitar
Dan Zimmermann – drums
Armin Donderer – bass
Lars Retthowitz – guitar

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