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To The Edge Of Reality SwitzerlandCountry Of Origin: Switzerland
Dreamshade - To The Edge Of Reality

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MB Rating: 8.3
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User Rating: 6.8
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Falling
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The Chosen One
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Damned Visions
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Venom Of Life

Release Date: 2008
Label: Self Released
Categories: Melodic, Death
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6.8 out of 10 / 5 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by JD on 2/20/2009
Switzerland seems to be fuelling a fire of a newer wave of melodic yet still heavy Death Metal right now, and Dreamshade shows that they are in the thick of it all. This band has the talent, the in your face heaviness and drive... a potent and lethal combination if you are a band that is very hungry for world domination.

Dreamshade are heavy as anyone out there today in any metal market...and is serving up a huge and rather hard bitch-slap of sadistic in-your-face metal on this album. The Swiss Death-thrashers truly are a band that really does put the term 'heavy' back into Heavy Metal... and then redefines it at every turn.

They can play with great harmony, and all while shredding with such pinpoint accuracy that comes with great overall musical talent. They actually remind me a little of very early Cradle Of Filth that ends up meeting Progressive Metal in some dark alley and then having a bastard spawn. That may be a odd description for the bands music, but I would say it is the best way to explain how this Swiss explosion is.

Dreamshade have that certain something that is so remarkably proficient with their music and all without losing the heaviness like some bands end up doing. So many bands cannot say that, especially in the Death Metal scene. It is so true, Dreamshade does it and does it so damned well... and it shows that the genre is alive and kicking some really serious ass.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 8
Originality: 8
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.3 out of 10