This EP by Hungarian progressive rock act Dreamgrave is one from a stunningly high level. They take on a more progressive approach, more progressive than metal actually. 'Monuments' is a complex and bombastic piece of music that will shock and awe you multiple times. These people know how to play, that's for sure. Closer 'The Passing Faith in Others' is my favorite, a huge whirlpool of musical ingenuity. If you like your music complex, technical, narrative and masterfully played, you need…
Dreamgrave - Monuments, Part The Anxious Hungarian progressive metal band Dreamgrave have released the first part of their Monuments trilogy: The Anxious. The Mad and The Imperious are to be rel.
“Drop the Curtain” is the opening song. Maria’s sweet clean vocals are dreamy sounding, over a soft bed of bass and acoustical guitars. Violin enters soon thereafter, and you can feel the pieces coming together, building a warm glow inside you. The vocals then turn into a duet as Dömötör Gyimesi lays down a memorable guitar solo, followed by a keyboard solo from János Mayer. As far as a genre style, it truly does blend several of them. “Monuments” then swings in with a groovy rhythm from…
Dreamgrave releases an EP that showcases their melodic and eclectic capabilities.
@ProgressiveMusicPlanet 9/10 -- Dreamgrave have released an album that I wish Epica would but I know better. This is not female-fronted. This is just a great band with a female in it. Dreamgrave has a style that is their own and “Presentiment” is an extremely mature from a band that I hope people will check out.
@PowerMetal.DE 8.5/10 -- inen solch wilden Mix aus Gefrickel und Gothic kennt man allenfalls von UNEXPECT, wobei diese Ungarn hier wesentlich atmosphärischer und emotionaler zu Werke gehen als die irren Canucks. Dabei lassen sie sich Gott sei Dank nicht, wie so viele Genrevertreter, auf die einfache Formel "Die Schöne und das Biest", sprich weiblicher Sopran- und männlicher Grunzgesang, reduzieren.
-- The use of the word “dreamlike” is used a lot here, and I believe the name of this band is no mistake. Upon listening to this nine-song, almost hour-long progressive metal standout, one would be hard pressed to realize this is their first studio album.
@PuroRuido -- Miren, dejemos de lado las palabras, y háganse un favor: escuchen este disco. Escúchenlo hasta que hayan descubierto cada una de las piezas ocultas y no ocultas que conforman el todo. No se priven de este placer, por favor.
@DPRP 8/10 -- There are a lot of willful time signatures going on during the solo parts, while advanced, jazzy chord structures build bridges between heavy and mellow parts. The vocalists have quite a variety of styles and techniques to choose from. Not only is it growling or melodic, operatic or metallic but there are a couple of nuances that both vocalists integrate greatly into the mix.