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All visions of this night we'll see
on September 5, 2006
The Dreamside strike me as the female counterpart to Rammstein. Not exactly mind you, but there are parts scattered throughout Spin Moon Magic that just scream Rammstein. Other than that I'm extremely impressed with Spin Moon Magic. At times there's almost an epic feel but then there's times where it seems they're striving for nothing more than recognition in the radio world. That's also forgiveable seeing as how the strong vocals of Kemi and the excellent job the rest of the band does at creating soundscapes in each song.
Spin Moon Magic was my first venture into the world of The Dreamside so naturally it took some getting use to. After all, The Dreamside aren't exactly conventional in their approach to each song. Forsaken for instance, is one of the more catchy genre bridging songs featured; but then the very next song, The Feast Is Set, is miles apart from Forsaken, both musically and vocally. So to say they stick to their guns would be as false as saying Britney Spears actually sings live in concert. Admittedly though, this IS my first CD from The Dreamside so I can't say that they don't experiment from song to song like they do on here like other releases. I can only hope so.
Skeptical of how good this actually is? Well, I can't speak for everyone but this really does strike a chord. Each song, as I said, sports a completely different sound from the previous one so of course that more than spells out that this will no doubt be a CD I can go back to over and over again without it becoming dull. However, I realize that The Dreamside is in no way for everyone. Their sound probably is an acquired taste, but if you're one of the ones that becomes as struck with it as I have, then there's no way you'll regret buying Spin Moon Magic.
My favorite songs are Forsaken, The Feast Is Set, Somewhere Before, Nocturnal, and Slay Your Dragons. While not quite perfect yet, I have little doubt in my mind that The Dreamside will surely get there. And when they do I just hope people will actually take notice because this band truly is a breath of fresh air. They're not afraid to experiment with their sound, the vocals are lush and full of passion, and there's a certain likeability to each song. The Dreamside have found a new fan in me thanks to Spin Moon Magic and I'm already waiting for a new release from them.