Dream Evil Evilised (CD - Magic Arts, 2003) ***
Dream Evil The Book of Heavy Metal (CD - Magic Arts, 2004) ****
Genre: Scandinavian pop/rock (Swedish)
Places I remember: Virgin Megastore, Dubai Mall.
Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Heavy Metal in the Night (Dragonslayer); and The Book of Heavy Metal is a stormer from album of the same name.
Gear costume: The Chosen Ones (Dragonslayer); Children of the Night (Evilised); Chosen Twice (Book of Heavy Metal) has some great symphony injections.
Active compensatory factors: I fell hard for these dudes after I heard the wonderful Book of Heavy Metal on a compilation (Metal for the Masses). I immediately went back to the Virgin Megastore at the Dubai Mall and bought every Dream Evil album they had (and there were a few - six in fact).
The Book of Heavy Metal (sensing a theme here yet?) is a return to form. Massed vocals, shredding guitar riffs, and humour is back on the table.
Where do they all belong? More Swedish metal like Katatonia and HammerFall. Trust me!