Sjak : After 'Poles' (from 2008), 'A Strange Utopia' (from 2009) and 'Melotronical' (from 2011), the collaboration of instrumentalist Hugo Flores and female singer Jessica Letho named Factory Of Dreams is up to their fourth album in the shape of this 'Some Kind Of Poetic Destruction. In the past the reactions on their records were always very diverse and that will not change with the release of this fourth album in my opinion.
There's quite a lot happening in the thirteen tracks on offer here (of which 'Seashore Dreams' is to be found in both the regular as well as the video clip version) and not everybody will get a warm feeling from that. Furthermore the synthesizer/keyboard content is, certainly in comparison with the guitars, quite dominant and as a result of that the average metal fan will have had enough as well. And last but certainly not least we have the opera-alike voice of miss Letho, which as such certainly delivers a very strong performance but whose sound will not be appreciated by everybody. All those who will really take the effort to devote enough attention to 'Some Kind Of Poetic Destruction' though, will certainly discover the power and beauty of the Factory Of Dreams song material after a (big) number of listens. It takes some perseverance, but then you'll get something in return! Just listen to tracks like the already mentioned 'Seashore Dreams', 'Strange Sounds' or 'The Neutron Star', all examples of how good symphonic metal should sound like. That doesn't take anything away from the fact that this album will only appeal to a very select part of the readers of our monthly magazine. Don't tell me I didn't warn you.