Review: Six

For fans of the Swedish heavy metal band Dream Evil, 2017 was quite a nice surprise. The band were back in full force with a brand new album featuring fourteen new songs called, Six.

Dream Evil have always been a funny little band with people. They are a group that pride themselves in the same kind of old school metal that you’d expect from Primal Fear. Not only do they have the chops to pull it off, but they’re simply fantastic at it. All the traits that we have come accustomed to on albums like, Dragonslayer, Evilized and The Book of Heavy Metal are here. You get the big heavy riffs, the thunderous drumming, soaring vocals and the trademark heavy production style of Fredrik Nordöstrom. There is no doubting the validity of this record, within seconds anyone who are familiar with Dream Evil will know they are back and mean business.

The songs are a little less memorable compared to the old material and suffer from the same issue of repetition, but anyone looking for some heavy metallic metal music will no doubt love listening to tracks like Too Loud, Broken Wings and Six Hundred and 66. The songs are not particularly great in terms of song writing but make up for it by being so damn catchy and the fact they’re played by a great group of musicians.

I’m not sure I would recommend Six as an introduction to this group. It isn’t their best material, not by a long shot. But it is a very well recorded, great sounding energetic album that fans of this kind of music will certainly want in their collection. Of course the fact that the record plays off a lot of tongue in cheek cliches with no shame will certainly go over people’s heads.

Rating : 8 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. Dream Evil
  2. Antidote
  3. Sin City
  4. Creature of the Night
  5. Hellride
  6. Six Hundred and 66
  7. How to Start a War
  8. The Murdered Mind
  9. Too Loud
  10. .44 Riders
  11. Broken Wings
  12. We Are Forever
  13. Under Attack
  14. Nowhere To Run