Fallujah - Dreamless
Reviewed Before Release.
Dreamless was in the back of mind ever since it was announced. I slept ever so hard on Fallujah, making it hard for me to not listen to Dreamless right as the album stream appeared online. I’ve now listened multiple times, and to say I am impressed is a massive understatement. I had an even earlier chance to hear “Abandoned” and “Amber Gaze” on Friday of this year's installment of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which was also my first time being blessed enough to see Fallujah live. Listening to these songs now properly recorded, mixed, and mastered, I am vividly reminded of Fallujah’s powerful stage presence. “Face of Death,” the first track on Dreamless, starts the album off with powerful vocals and amazing guitar and drum tracking, making you excited to see what else the band has been stirring up in the studio.
“The Void Alone,” the third track, is a very hard miss for me. It sounds solid until about the midway point. I don’t know if it’s the brief clean vocals that ruin the track for me or the fact that it just doesn't flow right - but “Wind for Wings” is excellent, although it could've been shorter. It tallies up around six minutes and fifteen seconds and felt that long. I think could've been a solid four minutes and nobody would have complained - the extra two minutes just seem to drag.
“Amber Gaze” has some very well-written instrumentals that will leave its mark on you over and over, making it one of the standout tracks amongst many others. I believe anyone that is hesitant on purchasing Dreamless should just do it. Fallujah is a band you need more of in your life. Dreamless releases April 29th to purchase on almost any digital music retailer and in store for physical copies. You should also go see Fallujah whenever given the opportunity. Trust me, it is beyond worth it.