Releasedate: 07-03-2008; Label: My Kingdom Music
By: Sabine van Gameren
Straight from the Italian sun, I found the latest album of Dream Steal, a symphonic powermetalband. The band is formed in 1999 and released three promo cd’s before coming to the release of their first full length album called: “You”.
The album starts with an instrumental intro. In the background you hear people speaking, like if you watch a movie which plays in a medieval village. The intro is followed up with “The Flight Of a Butterfly” which is also on the album as a radio edition since this version takes 7.17 minutes.
A positive point of this band is that Dream Steel does not have a cliché power metal vocalist. If you are not into the power metal genre this cliché vocals usually bore you quickly. Dream Steel’s vocalist Alessandro Antonelli has a voice which is more diverse.
After the second track we have a sort of second intro which last 40 seconds. After this one we continue with the title song “You”. It’s a typical love song but converted to a power metal song. Sweet as candy.
The album is filled with emotions. Like the songs are taken out of a random persons life. The stories are all very recognizable and that might attract a lot of people.
I like the album for it’s originality in the genre. Dream Steel did break some cliché’s about power metal and you can see they put a lot of effort in their songs.
Alessandro Antonelli – Vocals
Daniele Mazzanti – Guitars
Matteo Vellucci – Drums
Diego Testa – Bass
Marco Zichittella – Keys
01. Frantic (intro)
02. The Flight Of a Butterfly
06. Thin Line
07. Dancing In The Fate
08. Black Gift
10. The Flight Of A Butterfly (radio)
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