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At first sight, Dreamland just gets itself entangled and lost among many other Dragonland, Dragonforce, Dragonlord, Dreamtone and such, so definitely no points for the creativity/originality this far. No surprise also that members and ex-members of those bands interchange frequently, so currently we have ex-Dragonlord´s Jesse Lindskog on the drums in Dreamland, if you´d be able to spot much of a difference. “Eye For An Eye” is the band´s follow up to their reasonably successful debut “Future´s Calling”, and the fact that Joacim Cans (Hammerfall) and Andy Laroque (King Diamond) have their input into this album is already promising.
In this metal genre it is serious a challenge to come up with something good enough to satisfy picky/skeptical journalists and much spoiled for choice listeners. Even sadder that Dreamland does not even seem to try. For my imagination, the album title suggests something rough and passionate: Eye For An Eye – revenge, hard feelings and excitement, but except for some occasional guitar riffs, none of this music conveys any strong emotions.
All in all, the band is not completely talent-less, especially with such sound names involved, so in the future Dreamland has all the potential to make a memorable impression, but they should not wait long until starting this progress, otherwise they are risking being drowned among many others in the field of dragons.
Marina Sidyakina, transl. K. Weber
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