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Critical Acclaim for Escape the Dream

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Writers, reviewers, and bloggers all around the web share their opinion on Escape the Dream. Browse below for highlights of each article or review, and follow the links to read the originals in their entirety!

Joel Zaloum, JesusFreakHideout.com:

"[Escape the Dream's] mix of uplifting orchestration, furious riffing, and theologically-rich metaphors culminate into a fantastical allegory of Christ. ... Mastermind Barry Dreier has an almost chant-like quality to his voice, which lends itself well to the medieval, high-church atmosphere. Conceptually, this is Harry Potter meets Pilgrims Progress. Musically, it's Nightwish meets Powerwolf. At times tender, at times surprisingly brutal, Escape the Dream is an extremely welcome reality, and deserves wide recognition."

Read the full review here.

Glenn Remsen, Lithoscry.com:

"Reflection of Glory takes the symphonic metal genre to its heavenly pinnacle by merging the epic sound of the genre with poetic lyrics that exalt the holiness and mysteriousness of God. ... Escape The Dream is highly profitable for edification and understanding one’s self in the midst of a world of well-constructed lies. ... The orchestral melodies, intense guitar riffs, and backing choirs carry the lyrical content with an ease that is pleasing to the ear and a sensibility that makes the message easy to follow." Read the full review here.

Scott Fryberger, JesusFreakHideout.com:

"Reflection of Glory's second metal album [Escape the Dream] is a rather impressive one... [and] is at its best when it's using driving rock and power metal, with Dreier's soaring vocals layered on top. ... It's very well done. ... Escape the Dream is solid evidence that Barry Dreier is more than accomplished at symphonic and power metal. I have high hopes for Reflection of Glory and am very interested in where things go from here."


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Adminstrel, EpicMetalKingdom:

"I'd highly recommend this album, ... But what you get for that duration is nonstop great compositions (whether they are placed strategically or not), and I must add that there's no sugary happiness in the music; the tone is often earnest and sometimes melancholic. ... The Hound of Heaven kicks off the album with drums and lush orchestrations, driving into a 12 minute beast of an opener with a drive behind it .... It's a bold move to start with your longest song, but it absolutely works.

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Stephanie Peterson, JesusWired.com:

"[Escape the Dream] offers a vast and rich musical landscape with its symphonic metal, perhaps something different than what one would typically think of as “Christian metal.” This whole album is truly an experience, with its sweeping orchestral interludes and heavy guitars, to its deep, poetic, introspective lyrics.


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