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Dreaming Neon Black
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Category: Power Metal
Label: Century Media
Catalog Number: 7891-2
Warrel Dane Vocals|
Jeff Loomis Lead, Rhythm Guitars
Tim Calvert Lead, Rhythm Guitars
Jim Sheppard Bass
Van Williams Drums
|1. ||Ophidian ||0:46|
|2. ||Beyond Within ||5:11|
|3. ||The Death of Passion ||4:10|
|4. ||I Am the Dog ||4:13|
|5. ||Dreaming Neon Black ||6:26|
|6. ||Deconstruction ||6:39|
|7. ||The Fault of the Flesh ||4:54|
|8. ||The Lotus Eaters ||4:25|
|9. ||Poison Godmachine ||4:33|
|10. ||All Play Dead ||4:58|
|11. ||Cenotaph ||4:39|
|12. ||No More Will ||5:45|
|13. ||Forever ||9:20|
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|Total Running Time:|| 65:59|
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|From: The Fizzy One
||Date: October 27, 2002 at 17:42|
|Only four good songs here. "Beyond Within," "Death of Passion," "Cenotaph" and "Forever" are they. The rest of this is shit. Many of the songs are slow and sluggish and do little to distinguish themselves, and the vocals are godawful. Warrel Dane is the mutant hellspawn of Geoff Tate and Michael Bolton, and here we have a desperate attempt at Mindcrime II. Listen to Dane's ridiculous yodeling and blubbering, especially the line in the title track that egins "I never knew what changed you ..."
||Date: February 5, 2003 at 15:31|
|I love this disc! "Poison Godmachine" sends chills down my spine and is so stinking heavy! "Forever" is downright haunting. The title track sticks in your head like super glue to your fingers. There are so many emotions present on this disc; fast speed metal, somber acoustic interludes and even dark gothic moments. "DNB" is one of those discs that I just enjoy listening to from start to finish. It's a good thing that CDs don't wear out like records did, or this one would be wasted.
||Date: April 16, 2003 at 19:47|
|this is a great cd, its so evil its kinda funny
||Date: July 24, 2004 at 15:57|
|Pretty much my favorite disc of all time. "Slow and sluggish"?????????????? WTF-Fizzy One-maybe you need to get a new disc player-i think yours might be broken.11/10
||Date: February 15, 2005 at 10:16|
|a must have! but where their last masterpiece "enmies of reality"
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 23:04|
|The greatest art masterpiece of all times... I can't explain the feelings that this record can drain of me. Osasuna, "Enemies of Reality" (and it is a great album)is pure shit if you compares with "DNB". Warrel Dane is THE Metalgod in vox
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: August 6, 2013 at 23:21|
|Nevermore's crowning achievement, and one of the best metal albums of the '90's. Brutally heavy while retaining a sense of melody, but definitely not of the singalong,fist-in-the-air variety. The band combines elements of, say, the sledgehammer heaviness of Pantera, the progressive tendencies of Queensryche, and tinges of the gothy doom of aType O Negative, weirdly. The album's story concerns a man (Warrel Dane) whose fianc`ee joins a religious cult and disappears, presumed murdered, and the recurring nightmares he experiences (finding the girl at the bottom of a lake in her wedding dress). Not every song deals specfically with the plotline, as religion, the media and general mental illness and moral decay are also covered. Loomis's guitar playing and tone will slice your ears off, Van Williams is a drumming maniac, and Dane is ... well, different. Someone once described his vocals as "baleful wailing," a perfect descriptor, yet undercut with creepy Peter Steele-like baritone harmonies
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: August 6, 2013 at 23:29|
|Heavy tracks like "Beyond Within," "The Death Of Passion" and "Poison Godmachine" are utterly crushing, while the mellower moments, like the title track, "The Lotus Eaters" and "Cenotaph" carry a palpable sense of sorrow and dread, with a strange, watery clean guitar tone and creepy, disembodied mutterings that make the songs deeply disturbing. By the time we get to "No More Will," Dane's character has just about lost his mind, the vocals swimming in echo and reverb, as he croons "No more hope inside, my life means nothing anyway." The disc ends with the chilling, tender acoustic ballad, "Forever," leaving you stunned. It's a record that keeps on giving: you keep discovering new layers the more you listen (and you will keep listening--even if, like me, you don't like it at first, you'll keep coming back, intrigued, wanting to get to the bottom of this thing).
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: January 27, 2014 at 18:26|
|Solid album with great songs in it such as "Deconstruction" which is my fave in here...some other fine ones are tracks 2,3,5,9 & 12...enjoyable stuff...84/100
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: March 21, 2016 at 22:36|
|One of the more striking things about this disc is Neil Kernon's production: it's ice-cold. He did the same thing for the Politics Of Ecstasy, but somehow, it seems more fitting here. You know how certain southern sludge-metal records sound like hot and humid weather, a summer day in the swamp? Creaming Neon Black is the opposite. If this album were weather, it would be freezing rain. Which kinda goes along with one of the themes of the album: water. The clean guitar parts sound like they're recorded underwater, there are lyrical references to swimming and drowning, and if you're wondering what a "cenotaph" is, it's a grave marker for someone who's final resting place is underwater. Which is part of the nightmares that caused Warrel Dane to write the album: his girlfriend at the bottom of a lake calling to him. Sometimes I wonder what this would have sounded like with Andy Sneap's clean, perfect sound, but somehow, I don't think it would have the same character as with Kernon's almost
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: March 21, 2016 at 22:38|
|... death-metal priduction. The one drawback might be in the lead-guitar sound. Often, it's just kind of a high-pitched, shrieking sound, where o the Sneap albums, you can really hear the shredding going on much more clearly.
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