Since their stellar 2002 debut album DRAGONSLAYER, DREAM EVIL have slowly taken a fair amount of the power metal sound out of their music and adapted a more traditional heavy metal style. While for the most part this has worked for them, there is a pretty decent amount of the power metal fan base that have since wiped their hands of the band. Hopefully those folks at least give the new album IN THE NIGHT a fair go, as it’s definitely worthy of some attention.
James LaBrie really had one hell of a 2013. He released a very good solo record in Impermanent Resonance and DREAM THEATER put out arguably their best album in over a decade. So, fresh off of accolades galore Mr. LaBrie has given the fans a digital EP entitled I Will Not Break, due out on January 14 via InsideOut Music. Featuring bonus tracks, demos, and uhhh…dub step/electro remixes of three songs off of 2010’s Static Impulse it’s a mixed bag of mostly stuff the die-hards already own, but it’s always nice to hear alternate takes in my book.