Released: 2002, Century Media
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Deam Evil plays very high quality melodic heavy metal. It is very near power metal, and they have some strong sing-along choruses. The production on their latest, DragonSlayer, is brilliant and very heavy.
Fredrik Nordström is the producer and owner of studio Fredman. Dream Evil is his project. Fredrik has produced, among others, Hammerfall, In Flames,Dimmu Borgir and Spiritual Beggers.
Dream Evil consists of:
Fredrik Nordström guitar,keyboard
Gus G guitar
Niklas Isfeldt leadvocals
Peter Stålfors bass
Snowy Shaw drums
All eleven songs on the debut are brilliant. The debut is recorded in Fredrik’s studio. Everyone in the band has taken part of in production.
The lyrics are about dragons, and evil. My favorite songs on the album are ”Chasing The Dragon”, ”In Flames You Burn” and ”Save Us.” ”The Chosen Ones” is an up-tempo ballad where the band is playing with The Gothenburg symphony orchestra.”Heavy Metal in the Night” is really melodic heavy metal and has a chorus that will get the audience burning. Live, this song could slay fans.
In the booklet there is a story about the record: ”The Dragon Slayer story”. Gus G/Fredrik are very skillful on both solo and lead. Niklas on vocals has a wide register. The drummer (or shall I say the legend?) Snowy Shaw is still going strong.
”Dragon Slayer” is a must for those who like melodic heavy metal/power metal. Hell--nobody could resist this debut album.
For more info about the band: http://www.dreamevil.mu