Statement

”Dreams From The Darkest Side” is a heavy rock album that clearly expresses the band’s personality with higher range of flashy melodies and heavy metal elements characterise ”Dreams From The Darkest Side”, without the band giving up their iconic choruses and exuberant guitar solos in the span between rock, metal and emotional vibes.

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11/6/20222 min read

Band: Statement

Title: Dreams From The Darkest Side

Genre: Heavy Rock

Label: Mighty Music

Release date: 7 October 2022

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Tracklisting:

1. Don’t You Hide It

2. The Reaper

3. Dreams From The Darkest Side

4. Sacrifice

5. Lifeline

6. Here I Am

7. Beyond Control

8. Escaped

9. Indestructible

10. Fade Away

Band line-up:

Jannick Brochdorf – vocals

Niels Alex Larsen – lead guitars, backing vocals

Lars Ulrik Le Fevre – guitars, backing vocals

Martin Poulsen – bass

Daniel Nielsen – drums

Beautiful this fourth album by Danish band Statement, a compact and determined album that reveals a very mature nature of heavy metal and heavy rock that hits the mark, 'Dreams From The Darkest Side' is pure energy.

A driving rhythm and a lead guitar introduction for opener "Don't You Hide It", which between a convincing, classic hard rock and catchy refrains manages to drag you into what already proves to be the soul of this album.

"The Reaper" is pure power, as are the vocals on this track, a beautiful sense of evil pervading with that dark guitar riff.

With 'Beyond Control' with a Scorpions style guitar intro and Dee Snider style vocals it's quite hard to stay still, it's one of those tracks that you immediately memorise and would listen to again and again (which I actually did), very heavy and with a good dose of classic rock but the best comes in 'Don't You Hide It', the guitars are razor sharp and the mood is just great, I imagine that live it could be a sing-along hit, a hybrid piece somewhere between Judas Priest and Metallica.

"Dreams from the darkest side" is also overwhelming, a well-structured song by the way, with shifting, heavy vocals and changes of rhythm, drums and guitars are fierce and the refrains always very catchy, an excellent performance for the whole band, while "Escaped" is more oriented towards modern metal, insistent drums, great vocals as well as guitars. The beginning of the song is all to be savored.

Aggressive riffs, raw vocals and always a catchy refrain in "Indestructible", perfect!

The soft piece is inevitable and one of the most beautiful ones must also be admitted, "Fade Away" has an interesting and moving melodic line, a good ending for this emotional album.

”Dreams From The Darkest Side” is a heavy rock album that clearly expresses the band’s personality with higher range of flashy melodies and heavy metal elements characterise ”Dreams From The Darkest Side”, without the band giving up their iconic choruses and exuberant guitar solos in the span between rock, metal and emotional vibes.

Valeria Campagnale

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