Mar 25, 2022Dream Widow could’ve easily been a charming but disposable bit of marketing for Studio 666, or a throwaway pastiche of several legendary death and thrash metal groups. Fortunately, it transcends both of those possibilities to be a genuinely great record. The musicianship is expectedly superb, but what’s most commendable is Grohl’s ability to shift his voice from familiar grittiness to full guttural hegemony.
Mar 25, 2022Despite many of the songs not building on the promise of the opening track, there is a sense of playfulness to the proceedings. You can practically hear Grohl grinning throughout as he indulges in some thrash metal cosplay. Unfortunately, it sounds like Dream Widow was more fun to record than it is to listen to.
Apr 1, 2022Far from being a throwaway companion piece to their recent horror-comedy film "Studio 666," the first/final release by Dream Widow/FooFar from being a throwaway companion piece to their recent horror-comedy film "Studio 666," the first/final release by Dream Widow/Foo Fighters as we knew them up until a week ago is nothing short of an utter marvel, flawlessly executed despite its radical difference in style from the band's other material and sporting blistering riffs, piercing shrieks and breakneck energy to spare so as to satisfy even the most skeptical metalheads.
Choice Cuts: "Cold," "March of the Insane," "The Sweet Abyss"… Expand
Mar 29, 2022From the very first beat, it is obvious that this is brutal brilliance! Although it’s perhaps more of a playful venture from the creator, itFrom the very first beat, it is obvious that this is brutal brilliance! Although it’s perhaps more of a playful venture from the creator, it is absolutely no joke to the listener. As a Swede, it’s quite enjoyable to hear the resemblance of the Gothenburg Sound (e.g. In Flames, At The Gates etc.) and Ghost, but also some good old Thrash. Discovering this album in the wake of the tragic passing of Taylor Hawkins might one of the more bittersweet musical experiences of 2022.… Expand
Mar 31, 2022This metal album really has an old school thrash metal style, like Venom back in the days.
They managed to stay away from theThis metal album really has an old school thrash metal style, like Venom back in the days.
They managed to stay away from the modern/industrial metal sound and make an album that takes advantage of today's studio technologies.
For the metalheads this will clearly not be a revolution, but rather something "nice" to hear and enjoy as the creators surely wanted it to be.… Expand
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