I can definitely say, the latest Death Angel’s work titled “The Dream Calls for Blood” is my favorite so far for 2013. This is a seventh studio album from Bay Area Thrash Metal band. I received the record last week, but only yesterday had a chance to listen to it. I was already familiar with several songs from the album, so I pretty much knew what to expect, but still listening to it on a vinyl places it totally to a much higher level, you know…
Sharp, fast, brutal, heavy and melodic Metal covered with an awesome Mark Osegueda’s voice, totally sounded in accordance to the traditions of classic Thrash, which always gives me 100% satisfaction.
I bough the record from Nuclear Blast in a package with a T-shirt and a poster, but when I opened the record I found one more poster inside the sleeve, even a slightly bigger than the one I hold in my left hand on a picture below.
The album has 10 tracks, but sixth and tenth are kind of divided on a prelude and a main composition, just as my most favorite track “Execution/Don’t Save Me”. You can hear in my video how amazing acoustic guitar sounds in “Execution”. I also very liked “Son of the Morning”, “Territorial Instinct/Bloodlust”, “Fallen” and of course the main song of the record “The Dream Calls For Blood”.
It’s a double black LP recorded at 45 rpm. Unfortunately, it’s not 180 gram. The sound is fantastic, which you might notice from my short video:
Beautiful gatefold sleeve has all lyrics, band’s black and white picture, credits and greets.
As I mentioned at the beginning, to me this album sounds as a best release of 2013. It gave me an impression of early eighties, as it brought me to the roots of the genre. I’m happy I’m not alone in my opinion, because I see the album is listed already as one of the top 100 in Billboard 200. Well, Death Angel folks really deserve it. BTW, they are on tour now over US, so you have a chance to hear the songs from that awesome release live.
Enjoy the full album medley I’ve made:
Let me guys know what you think of the record. Cheers!