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THE GAME

Dreams Of Sanity

 

Progressive Metal

3.13 | 7 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5

Dreams of sanity is an austrian prog metal band never quite manageing to crab all the attention of the listners with the 3 albums they release befor disbanding in 2001. After two almost unnoticed albums, conceptual ones , first about Dante Alighieri ("Divine Comedy") and second about Gaston Leraux ("The Phantom Of The Opera"), Dreams of sanity comes with a third album released in 2000 and named The game - released at fampus label Hall of seremon same year. So this album is again a concept one , the story of a human being -The creature - from cradle to the grave, a real intristing journey here, if besides lyrics the music is very good. Knowing this band since their second ne album, I don't know why I skip to make some review of their albums so far, seems that always something was more important then them. Now is the time, for their third album, who is to me their most progressive one, not a traditional progressive metal album in anyway, not another DT clone, the music is filled with excellent gothic metal moments, folky passages and very strong vocal arrangements,the amount of melody and melancholy is all over but together forming a great mixture with the progressive metal ones. The pieces has all balls, a thing that I like, the voice of Sandra Schleret is strong and fits very well in the bands sound, I've always been a fan of her voice together with Sabines from Edenbridge, even in places the two are quite diffrent in aproach, but good for sure. So, The game is a solid album, on same level with their second one, not better not weaker, all pieces are good with a plus on The Beginning That Lies and We.ll.sea, brilliant musicianship and very solid riffing and druming. I will give 3-3.5 for this album, while is a good one in every way I can't give more then a 3, 3 and a half, something is missing is the overall sound. Fans of The gathering, Mandylion era, Edenbridge for the more neoclassical prog metal phase, etc - Dreams of sanity is a good aqusition, for me was a pleasent listning this album.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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