Seventh release of the Argentine Dream Master who are clear that they are going for it all. Get the party started with «With Honour», a cut that is quite reminiscent of the best Iron Maiden and has an impressive punch.
«Circle Of Deceit» changes its sound coordinates to place itself more in a harder and more powerful metal. We quite like the treatment of the voice and that they include more modern touches in this cut. «House Of Cards» is Judas Priest metal from the first second. The best thing is that they also manage to surprise us in the field of absolute hardness.
«Dreamland» will surprise you for that epic riff, for its commitment to power metal and for including everything a good metal song needs: a good voice, ideal lyrics and a classic structure. «Don’t Let the Darkness Win» returns to the path of pounding riffs and the most classic Helloween-style metal. His melody enters the first and may be the song that opens more doors for him internationally.
«Unlock The Code» is the group’s commitment to progressive metal and to turn things upside down a bit. The result is a theme that surprises given its undoubted quality and adaptability to the different currents of metal. «Surrender Is No Option» is something like saying «this far we have come». His riff explodes in your face, his speed is the most appropriate and his interest is unquestionable in putting the group to the test. Another challenge overcome and another great song.
«How’s The Future Looking Now» combines a bit of everything, the progressive blends with the most classic structures and the result is a song full of nuances that you should listen carefully to not miss anything. «Drop Your Swords» is another slam of the strong. The band shines at a high level and the combination of the crystal clear voice of the singer with guttural choirs makes it possibly the best cut on the album.
«Fortune Roulette» is slightly reminiscent of classic 80’s metal, but with the advantages of modernity. It is very well balanced and is ideal for listening to them for the first time. «Mental Breakdown» is fast, incisive, lethal and takes your breath away. You can’t play better or achieve anything more in a single song. Once again the shadow of Dickinson is very present in the voice, but this should not tarnish the enormous musical work behind it. Essential.
«Resources Drying» is a mid-tempo full of instrumental parts, perfect to close an album like this. The band takes the gallons out for a walk and allows themselves the luxury of including different currents of metal with enormous efficiency. As the final point of the album is the best option.
If you’ve been thinking for some time that metal is outdated and that you have to mix it with other genres to make it work, listen to this album. You will know that not everything is written and that Dream Master have everything to make the leap to the international level, leaving bands that signed their best album decades ago in a ridiculous way.
1. With Honour
2. Circle Of Deceit
3. House Of Cards
5. Don´t Let the Darkness Win
6. Unlock The Code
7. Surrender Is No Option
8. How´s The Future Looking Now
9. Drop Your Swords
10. Fortune Roulette
11. Mental Breakdown
12. Resources Drying
Ezequiel Wiurnos (voces, guitarra)
Gabriel Chiavetto en guitarra
Alejandro Guimaraes en bajo.