DEAR DELUSION - SLEEP OF REASON
Review by Sloof
The praised Danish four piece rock-ensample is back! That’s the message that I get from Target/Mighty Music when they mailed a copy of Dear Delusion to my home address. Never heard of this band before, so I can’t confirm if they are back or not, but one thing is for sure: it makes me curious.
This new album ‘Sleep Of Reason’ is the successor of their debut ‘imprisonment’ which received critical acclaim in the press and air time at the Danish rock-radio station MyRock. This band is a pure rock band from the very first beginning of ‘Unmade’ till the last seconds of ‘Sleep Of Reason’. There is only one thing that I miss and that’s a heavy touch, a more daring approach, and some Heavy Metal influences.
Being a metal head myself, I can only say that Dear Delusion is a first class Rock band, but there is nothing more to explore. Metalheads should still their hunger with other releases. Of course, this band doesn’t pretend to be a metal band, as they are probably fans of Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains and Muse, and those names aren’t my personal favorite artists. Fact: the songs have all a very strong foundation, so horns up to Simon (bass) and Rasmus (drums) and the vocal capacities of Simon Roland are melting together into dark songs that have a lot to offer for those that like a grungy kind of music.
This modern Rock’n Roll band plays their songs with a lot of maturity but it’s all in a very easy environment. Dear Delusion is solid and substantial, but like said before I miss a rougher edge, breaks, twists and a deadly vibe. Still curious? Check their official video for the track ‘Righteous Man’, and that will give you a very good idea of what this band has to offer. http://www.deardelusion.dk/
My rating: 80 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish