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...meshing the worlds of metal, goth and prog...,
This review is from: A Strange Utopia (Audio CD)
The last Factory Of Dreams album, "Poles" in 2008, was a real treat. Thenkfully, Hugo Flores and Jessica Lehto haven't kept us waiting as long as most progsters for a follow-up. Even better, theyy haven't fiddled around too much with their raison d'etre, and this is another cracking slab of symphonic goth metal.
The opening 'Voyage To Utopia' sets out their stall, with intricate syncopation and a strong melody line, hooking you in from the start. 'The Weight Of The World' is even better, and it's an album whose strengths become even more apparent with subsequent plays.
The best is (nearly) saved for last in the shape of the ten minute epic, 'E-motions', which manages to mesh the worlds of metal, goth and prog quite superbly. People still mourning the passing of classic Nightwish should be forming a queue around about here, as they will find that there is still hope for their bereft ears, when they pay a visit to the Factory Of Dreams.