Dreadnox ~ Dance of Ignorance
Dance of Ignorance
When the subject of metal bands from Brazil comes up, one tends to think of the more extreme thrash sounds that comes out of that country. If you dig a little deeper, Brazil has a wealth of great progressive and melodic bands. Heck, if you think about Brazilian bands, you cant help but come up with a list of kick-ass bands. Add Dreadnox to that list. While the band has been around since the early 90s, they only have two releases under their belt. Their latest release, “Dance of Ignorance”, wastes no time making up for the silence their fans have heard over the years. The band plays a melodic style of metal. If you are a fan of Bruce Dickinson’s solo material, Tribuzy, Almah, and even Angra, you might find Dreadnox to you liking.
Dreadnox is all about the basics: solid riffs and rhythms, and they do the basics well. The songs are all well written and not overly complex. Because of this, they have a sound that could be accessible to a large audience. However, don’t be led to believe that they are in any way boring or simplistic. Because the band is melodic there is a little 80s vibe in there, but it isn’t overwhelming.
“Dance of Ignorance” opens with energetic “Fight With the Light” and that song gets my blood pumping every time I hear it. The driving rhythm of “Battle and Honor” and melodically heavy “Echoes at Midnight” are other songs that caught my attention. The songs are well paced and the entire cd is cohesive, however, while the songs are not overly simplistic, I think the cd could benefit from at least one over the top song full of time changes and a boat load of riffs.
“Dance of Ignorance” is a good release from Dreadnox. I just hope that there will not be another long wait before they put something else out.
Live Long and Rock Hard,
SpaceKev’s Rating: 4 out of 5