Monday, April 16, 2012

Dreaming Dead/Midnightmares/2012 CD Review

Dreaming Dead are a band from California that plays a micture of black metal, melodic death metal,thrash and progressive metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Midnightmares".

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic death metal, black, thrash and progressive metal together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic, progressive and technical sounding death metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to bring jazz and progressive rock elements to the music.

Vocals range from high pitched screams that combine black and melodic death metal together along with some deep death metal growls being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.

In my opinion Dreaming Dead are a very great sounding black/melodic death/thrash and progressive metal hybrid and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Overlord" "Midnightmares" "Into The Depths" and "Corpse Mountain". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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