3/4/2005 - Review by: Frank HillDreamaker - Enclosed - Arise Records - 2005
With this second CD "Enclosed", gone are the mid-paced songs from the last release "Human Device" that weighed it down for a faster, more aggressive overall tone. The entire CD has less of the expansive guitar riffs and a more compressed, straitforward metal sound with racing rhythms and a lot of attitude. Some extreme metal influence is in this one with a touch of black vocals and some ultra-fast drum pattern work which is always on the edge of losing control. As strong as she sings, though, "Enclosed" is missing the love songs and softer vocals that Elisa sings so beautifully, but it makes up for it with an in-your-face drive throughout. The band could develope their lead guitar melodies more, but this one is a better effort than the last CD.
With Elisa at the helm, Dreamaker is arguably one of the best female-fronted power metal groups. If you prefer you Euro-metal to charge non-stop, fast and furious, give this one a try.
Score: 8 of 10
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