The first thing that hits you about the album – no pun intended – is the absolutely insane drumline as things get off to an intense start with opener Fear. More often than not, drums are often used simply as a way to hold the music together and to keep time, but with Axenstar it’s different – they’re gloriously technical and well-played, and add so much to the music as you can’t help but pay attention to them!
An early highlight of Where Dreams Are Forgotten is Inside The Maze, which is a massive-sounding track with some catchy vocals that you’re going to want to sing along to. It’s a memorable track that shows off exactly what the band are capable of, and it doesn’t stop there with other strong songs being Demise, a heavier number courtesy of the chugging guitar riff in the introduction, and This False Imagery is a track that will get your head banging along to it – provided you can keep up with the drums, that is!
Where Dreams Are Forgotten is another great album from Axenstar and is an all-round enjoyable listen. This is an album you’ll keep wanting to come back to.