Maximum Metal Rating Legend
Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a lacking.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
Note: Reviews are graded from 0-5, anything higher or not showing is from our old style.
Scores, however, do not reveal the important features. The written review that accompanies the ratings
is the best source of information regarding the music on our site. Reviewing is opinionated, not a
qualitative science, so scores are personal to the reviewer and could reflect anything from being
technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun.
Demos and independent releases get some slack since the bands are often spent
broke supporting themselves and trying to improve. Major releases usually have big
financial backing, so they may be judged by a heavier hand. All scores can be eventually
adjusted up or down by comparison of subsequent releases by the same band. We attempt to
keep biases out of reviews and be advocates of the consumer without the undo influence of any band,
label, management, promoter, etc.
The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.
I, The Dreamer
UK Post Hardcore that falls a little short
With their 5 song debut, I get a feeling of Linkin Park meets Evanescence meets metalcore. The clean vocals are very reminiscent of early Linkin Park with some screams and growls thrown in. I personally found the growls and vocals to be a little tiresome and lackluster. Musically, the samples used and the riffs are pretty solid and they definitely use the samples sparingly. The production is quite good and really helps the album sound cohesive in all its elements. If the band can evolve a little in their sound and get the vocals a little more consistent, they will definitely be a more polished sounding unit in the future.
1 :REVIEW COUNT
2.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: I, THE DREAMER
RATING Shadow Hearts 2017 Standby Greg Watson 11/1/2017 2.5
ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: I, THE DREAMER
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE METALCORE/HARDCORE STYLED RELEASES: