Axenstar – Where Dreams Are Forgotten Review

axenstar where dreams are forgottenWhere Dreams Are Forgotten is the latest offering from Swedish power metallers Axenstar and follows on from their fifth album Aftermath, which was released in 2011.

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.

8/10

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About Natalie Humphries 1780 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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