Sjak : When in 2012 the debut album ‘The Fall Of Salanthine’ of the Spanish female fronted power metal outfit Eternal Dream was brought to market I already indicated that, given the high quality of the song material on offer, it was incomprehensible for me that there was no record company to be found that wanted to release this album. Now, about six years later, they have found a label in the Germany company Pride & Joy Records and it’s time for successor ‘Daementia’. In the intermediate period Eternal Dream has still released two EPs in the shape of ‘Reign Of The Skies’ (from 2014) and ‘Inner Strength’ (from 2017), but those were just appetizers until this ‘Daementia’ became available for the bigger audience.
Of course the big surprise that ‘The Fall Of Salanthine’ was responsible for is no longer there, but that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that Eternal Dream is still a guarantee for high-quality power metal, which will certainly be to the liking of the fans of the genre. Biggest assets on ‘Daementia’ are the mature and well worked out song material, the very strong riffs of both guitar players Jose Gil and Alejandro Rodríguez and the lovely soprano vocals of female singer Ana Moronta, who again is doing a great job on this album. That accounts for the fact that tunes like ‘Anxiety’, ‘Wrath’, ‘Amnesia’ and ‘Reverie’ to name just a few are quite easy listening material and as a matter of fact that accounts for the complete album. The production of Dani G makes sure that everything blows out of your speakers with full force and that only contributes to the listening pleasure. It has taken quite a while before Eternal Dream came up with this successor, but it has definitely been worth the wait. Because of the at times somewhat complex character of the songs it will take some listens before the true beauty of the material really reveals itself, but especially then it turns out that ‘Daementia’ once more has become a great album!