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REVIEW / Dream Child - Until Death Do We Meet Again

The heavy metal revolution is here, and it sounds so fucking good
posted 14 September 2018 10:03pm updated 12 September 2018 10:03pm
OVER the years we’ve had a few ‘Supergroups’ form with ex or current members of seminal bands within the rock and metal world that end up creating quite incredible records thanks to unexpected collaborations. Audioslave, Prophets of Rage, Them Crooked Vultures, and Velvet Revolver are great examples.

Now, ex-members from Dio, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake have decided to revive more of a classic rock era style of playing and formed a new group, ‘Dream Child’.

With Craig Goldy on guitar (Dio), Rudy Sarzo on bass (Ozzy/Whitesnake) and Simon Wright on drums (AC/DC).

I had been listening to my favorite bands a lot recently, Deep Purple and Rainbow's “Rising" album, among others in that style and had noticed that many people who also love those bands often have the very same comments as one another: "They don't make music like that anymore! - Craig Goldy



Today marks the release of their colossal debut album, ‘Until Death Do We Meet Again’, and you can be sure that it is colossal! What else would you expect, especially from guitar god Craig Goldy.

Recent years have seen a surge in hard rock and metal bands that clearly show their influences come from bands such as AC/DC, Dio, Whitesnake, Ozzy, and even bands like Gun & Roses, but they simply imitate these artists and focus more on image as opposed to sound. Modern bands seem to have lost the sacred art of songwriting, it’s all about playing scales as fast as you can with as many chord progressions as possible. There’s no build up, there’s no suspense, there’s no excitement.

Dream Child have literally just walked through the saloon doors, given everyone a demon stare and watched the room fall silent in awe of their greatness. Opening track, ‘Under The Wire’ is a 6-minute long behemoth of an anthem and you quickly feel yourself being transported through an 80’s heavy metal hellfire surrounded by rapturous riffs and venomous vocals. This is how you write a heavy metal record!

During the 80’s, the metal and hair metal scene started to get a bit ridiculous and too big for its boots. With bands like Poison, Motley Crue, Cinderella, and Warrant essentially being marketed as pop bands, with their music starting to follow a similar route, the hard rock and metal scene became more about fashion and eccentrics as opposed to authentic music and musicianship. ‘Until Death Do We Meet Again’ is the real heavy metal album we all wanted going into the 90’s but just never saw.

This album is an absolute beast and each member has truly stamped their own iconic sound into every track. Saying that we do have to make a special mention regarding Craig Goldy, his guitar work on this record is outstanding! Every single riff will give you goosebumps. ‘Until Death Do We Meet Again’ is what happens when real musicians with real passion for their art enter a studio together, they’re in this for the music, not the fame, not the fortune. This album represents everything that is missing from modern rock and roll and heavy metal, musicians with pure passion and natural talent for their craft. Diego Valdez's’ vocals are epic and a true homage to some of the greats such as Dio. This album is an uprising of evil in every way, it’s incredible from start to finish. The heavy metal revolution is here, and it sounds so fucking good thanks to Dream Child.
Dream Child are: Craig Goldy: Guitars (ex-Dio, Giuffria) Wayne Findlay: Guitars and Keyboards (MSG) Simon Wright: Drums (ex-AC/DC, Dio, Operation: Mindcrime) Rudy Sarzo: Bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake) Diego Valdez: Vocals (Helker)