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Sumerlands - Dreamkiller

7.7 | 46 votes |
Release date: 16 September 2022
Style: Heavy metal


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01. Twilight Points The Way
02. Heavens Above
03. Dreamkiller
04. Night Ride
05. Edge Of The Knife
06. Force Of A Storm
07. The Savior's Lie
08. Death To Mercy

Brendan Radigan - vocals
Arthur Rizk - guitars, synthesizers
John "Nujon" Powers - guitars
Justin DeTore - drums
Brad Raub - bass

Additional info
Released via Relapse Records

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Redwood Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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published 22.09.2022 | Comments (3)

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17.09.2022 - 19:30
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
This is NWOTHM at it's most finest! This could well be the best heavy metal release this year so far imo. So many great riffs with memorable hooks, epic choruses, excellent lead guitars and drumming with a great rhythm and tempo, a great vocal performance, and decent songwriting, and it's also very well produced.

I find the album as a whole pretty exciting, but the tracks that really stand out for me are "Edge of the Knife", "Twilight Points The Way", and "Night Ride".
17.09.2022 - 19:39
JoHn DoE

one of the best heavy metal albums I've heard this year.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
20.09.2022 - 08:55
This was a nice suprise, i've listened to it a couple of times and it's definitely one of the best records i've heard this year. If I have a complaint it's the vocals which I find quite monotonous in the long run (is there's some effect that makes it like that?). Anyway otherwise strong songs with good production.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
23.09.2022 - 09:54
Rating: 8
Ball Fondlers

I though this band wasn't on here, because I was searching for Summerlands! It's really good anyway
26.09.2022 - 20:32
Rating: 8

Everything about this albums is just so comfy. Very easy to digest album, but it never lacks courage. I think It's an improvement over their last album overall.

I also think that "monotonous" vocals works in record's advantage because of how unsusnepseful/untight it is. The vocals are often only the background to the amazing melodic leads.

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